The contrarians are being proved wrong.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE – It's getting hard again to be a believer in BlackBerry.
Friday morning, the company looking for a turnaround in the hyper-competitive smartphone market posted its earnings for the three-month period ended June 1, 2013. To say that Wall Street had been divided over how well or how poorly the company had performed in the quarter is a bit of an understatement.
Blackberry (BBRY) has MOREJul 1, 2013 10:17 AM ET
China's "white-box" manufacturers may now be the major engine of growth.
FORTUNE -- Consider the two charts at right.
Both were drawn from Gartner's worldwide market share data by Needham's Charlie Wolf, who issued his quarterly report on the smartphone market earlier this week.
The first shows Android cutting into the market share gains Apple (AAPL) made at the end of 2012 when it launched the iPhone 5 and cut the price of the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 29, 2013 10:53 AM ET
Android is tops in mobile phones, Windows in PCs. Apple has a pony in both races.
FORTUNE -- Worldwide shipments of PCs, tablets and mobile phones will grow 5.9% to 2.35 billion units in 2013, according to a report issued Monday by Gartner Inc.
But that growth is not uniform. Breaking down the 5.9% number, Gartner estimates that traditional PC shipments will fall 10.6%, mobile phone shipments will grow 4.3% and tablets MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 24, 2013 7:39 AM ET
There's a world of information in the metadata of 280 million Tweets.
FORTUNE -- Ex-Googler and self-proclaimed "map geek" Eric Fischer has done some stunning work over the years extracting socioeconomic patterns from Internet data, including the Geotaggers World Atlas and Locals and Tourists, which was featured in the Museum of Modern Art's 2010 "Talk to Me" exhibition.
But Fischer's latest project goes one step further.
First he figured out how to map MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 22, 2013 7:46 AM ET
Facebook's CEO reportedly approached Samsung about making the social network's next phone. Smart move.
FORTUNE -- Remember the first Facebook phone, the HTC First? Not many do -- despite its recent April launch.
The First was Facebook's (FB) first phone with Facebook Home, customized software that modifies areas of Google's (GOOG) popular Android operating system so users can readily check status updates and text friends. The phone is also one of Facebook's biggest MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 20, 2013 6:23 AM ET
It's over for the struggling phone maker, right? Not so, says a vocal contingent of analysts and investors. They think the company's worst days are behind it.
Note: This story has been updated to reflect BBRY price changes on June 19.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE -- Has any company in the technology sector seen higher highs and lower lows in the past decade than BlackBerry?
If you remember, BlackBerry (BBRY) -- which earlier this MOREJun 19, 2013 5:00 AM ET
iPhone and iPad users sleep at night. Android users, not so much.
FORTUNE -- Here's a curious finding from the folks at Chitika, an online advertising agency that runs mobile ads on some 300,000 websites in the U.S. and Canada.
For a report released Wednesday, the company tracked roughly 300 million ad impressions hour-by-hour during the first week of May and graphed the results according to which mobile platform the visitor was MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 12, 2013 11:51 AM ET
Meanwhile, Apple's iOS got a small, unseasonable bump.
FORTUNE -- This is a surprise.
Although Apple (AAPL) hasn't released a new iPad or iPhone in seven months, and Samsung claims it shipped 10 million new Galaxy S4s in May, Android's Web share slipped a bit month over month while Apple's edged up, according to a NetApplications report issued Saturday.
Based on visits to the company's 40,000 client sites, Apple's share of mobile Web MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 2, 2013 10:13 AM ET
They spend less of that time talking, and more of it texting, e-mailing, networking etc.
FORTUNE -- The average American adult, according to a new survey by Experian's Simmons Connect, spends 58 minutes a day on his or her smartphone. But how much time they spend on the phone and what they do with it, depends a lot on whether it's an Apple (AAPL) iPhone or a Google (GOOG) Android device.
In MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 2, 2013 7:16 AM ET
There may be method to Apple's apparent madness, says UBS' Steve Milunovich.
FORTUNE -- It's not hard to see the source of Wall Street's frustration with Apple (AAPL). It's that big red triangle in the chart at right that shows the rapidly growing share of the worldwide smartphone market owned by Google's (GOOG) Android.
What is Tim Cook waiting for? his critics ask. Why hasn't he lowered the price of the iPhone to MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 1, 2013 8:35 AM ET
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