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Microsoft manufacturing tablet to rival Apple iPad [THE WRAP]
The company has scheduled a secretive event for Monday at 3:30 p.m. June 18 in Los Angeles, where it will make a "major" announcement whose nature has not been disclosed. Even the venue has not yet been announced. But an individual with knowledge of the company said that Microsoft would introduce a Microsoft-manufactured tablet MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 15, 2012 10:48 AM ET
The company describes firing thousands and forecasting bad quarters ahead as "sharpening strategy" and "providing updates."
FORTUNE -- We all expect spin from press releases -- that's what they're for. But sometimes they go so far past spin they become worthy of note. Or of mockery. This often happens when a company has appallingly bad news to report. Today, Nokia issued a release to inform its investors that it plans to MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Jun 14, 2012 1:47 PM ET
Apple's Tim Cook says hello: The full D10 interview [ALLTHINGSD]
While clearly playing it close to the vest, he ranged over a wide number of topics, from secrecy at Apple (it's now apparently been doubled!) to the iPhone to controversies in China to a possibly more social partnership with Facebook to more television efforts to, of course, the legacy of Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs, who died last year.
Microsoft 'mulled Nokia buyout, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 11, 2012 12:55 PM ET
Can the collapse of RIM, Nokia and LG be predicted down to the quarter?
FORTUNE -- Updating a chart he first posted last year (see here and here), Asymco's Horace Dediu on Monday tried to estimate how long three badly wounded veterans of the smartphone wars -- Research in Motion (RIMM), Nokia (NOK) and LG -- might survive.
He defines what he calls the "post-traumatic period" of a phone manufacturer's life as beginning with MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 29, 2012 10:58 AM ET
The iPhone's "buzz" got a bump after Apple started using celebrities in its Siri ads
FORTUNE -- Some purists used the fact that Apple (AAPL) had replaced the always appealing but generally anonymous faces in its TV ads with a couple of Hollywood celebrities -- Zooey Deschanel and Samuel L. Jackson -- as evidence that the company had gone to hell without Steve Jobs at the helm. (See Siri takes a star turn.)
But MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 16, 2012 7:56 AM ET
The notion that the Apple has a "carrier subsidy problem" just won't die
FORTUNE -- In the summer of 2009 a Danish mobile phone analyst named John Strand issued a 105-page report entitled "The moment of truth: a portrait of the iPhone," that listed the "10 largest myths" about Apple's (AAPL) smartphone:
1) The iPhone drives data traffic into mobile operators networks
2) The iPhone helps operators attract new customers
3) The iPhone is MORE
Among the major vendors, Samsung captured 26%, HTC took 1%, and the rest lost money
FORTUNE -- Asymco's Horace Dediu on Thursday updated his quarterly review of mobile phone profits, and the news for everyone but Apple (AAPL) and Samsung is not good.
Apple is in roughly the same position it was last quarter, with an 8.8% share of the market in terms of units shipped (according to IDC) and a share MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 3, 2012 7:48 AM ET
Strategy Analytics says yes. iSuppli says no. Samsung, once again, isn't saying.
FORTUNE -- We know how many smartphones Apple (AAPL) sold last quarter: 35,064,000. It's right there in their press release and in their SEC Form 10-Q.
We can only guess how many Samsung sold because although they released their quarterly earnings Friday, the company -- continuing a policy it adopted last year -- no longer shares that kind of information.
For that MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 27, 2012 6:31 AM ET
But can Apple (AAPL) compete with Nokia's (NOK) elevator hotties?
See Brian S Hall for why this Russian ad for the Lumia 900 wasn't broadcast on U.S. television.Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 16, 2012 12:13 PM ET
With the world's mobile phone market at stake, what were Nokia and Microsoft thinking?
On Monday morning, the day after the U.S. launch of the Lumia 900 -- the device with which Nokia (NOK) and Microsoft (MSFT) hope to challenge Apple's (AAPL) and Google (GOOG) Android's growing dominance of the global smartphone market -- I searched the Internet for photographs or videos of customers lining up to buy it.
I needn't have MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 9, 2012 7:19 AM ET
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