Six months after its release, 56% of future smartphone buyers say they're getting Apple's
The 4,413 consumers polled in ChangeWave Research's March survey are not exactly a representative cross-section of the buying public. They're primarily American (87%) and almost all early-adopter types. But as ChangeWave members they do tend to indicate which way the technological wind is blowing.
And according the bar chart above, it's blowing Apple's (AAPL) way. Despite growing competition MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 11, 2012 12:15 PM ET
Fortune's curated selection of tech stories from the weekend. Sign up to get the round-up delivered to you each and every day. * Just who exactly is new Research in Motion (RIMM) CEO Thorsten Heins, and how does he intend to turn around the struggling smartphone company? An inside look. (Bloomberg Businessweek) * Sony (SNE) reportedly plans to eliminate 10,000 jobs, or 6% of its workforce, as early as December reports Nikkei. (Nikkei via Reuters) * IBM's MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 9, 2012 3:30 AM ET
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* Research in Motion (RIMM) reported earnings for its fiscal fourth quarter, with a net loss of $125 million and 19% decline in revenue to $4.2 billion. Former co-CEO Jim Balsillie, chief technology officer David Yach, and chief operating officer Jim Rowan, are all leaving the company. Meanwhile new CEO Thorsten MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 30, 2012 7:11 AM ET
Unless something changes fast, they're all going to be Androids and iPhones
ComScore issued its January snapshot of the U.S. mobile phone market Tuesday -- with accompanying pie chart here -- but if you want to understand what the numbers mean you should check out Horace Dediu's Wednesday morning report on Asymco.com.
Dediu seems to be the only analyst who tracks these monthly reports over time. Graphing two years of comScore data MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 7, 2012 8:26 AM ET
Roustabouts, weatherpeople and Air Force pilots
As if to underscore Apple (AAPL) CFO Peter Oppenheimer's claim that "nearly all" Fortune 500 companies "approve and support" iPhones on their networks, three major purchase orders came to light this week:
Halliburton announced that over the next year the oil services company will be "transitioning" from Research in Motion's (RIMM) BlackBerry platform to "smartphone technology via the iPhone." A spokesperson told AppleInsider that about MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 10, 2012 3:40 PM ET
Squeezed by Apple and Samsung, it had a bad quarter and expects the next to be worse
There was a time when HTC and Android were practically synonymous.
The Taiwanese manufacturer built the first commercially available Android phone -- the HTC Dream -- in 2008, and two years later collaborated with Google (GOOG) to build the Nexus One, the flagship of the Android line. Last November, it edged past Samsung, Apple (AAPL) MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 6, 2012 6:42 AM ET
Between them, Samsung and Apple are sucking up 91% of the winnings
Asymco's Horace Dediu on Friday updated his quarterly review of mobile phone profits, and the news for everybody but Apple (AAPL) just gets worse.
As the iPhone's share of the market in terms of units shipped has grown from 3% in second quarter of 2010 to 8.7% last quarter, Apple's share of the profits has swelled from 39% to 75%.
Dediu's chart of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 3, 2012 8:20 AM ET
The troubled phone maker's new CEO has had a very bad introduction. Here's why he may not be right for RIM right now.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE -- If only they hadn't released that video.
The good news, the part that investors had been clamoring for, came first. Mike Lazaridis, who co-founded Research-in-Motion (RIMM) in 1984, and Jim Balsillie, who joined the company in 1992, were stepping down as co-CEOs and co-chairmen of MOREJan 24, 2012 10:23 AM ET
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* Research in Motion (RIMM) co-CEO Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis stepped down after two decades of running the company together. Taking their place: Thorsten Heins, who joined RIM in 2007 and had been serving was one of two chief operating officers, overseeing software, hardware and sales. In an interview, Heins believes MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jan 23, 2012 2:45 AM ET
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* Some analysts have previewed the software update for Research in Motion's PlayBook and aren't impressed. Worse, they believe the update will do little to turn the floundering tablet's sales around. (The New York Times)
* Like Netflix (NFLX), Hulu is upping the ante by offering original content like the show Battleground, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jan 17, 2012 4:15 AM ET
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