Visualizing Apple's share of the worldwide mobile phone market in the first quarter of 2011
On Monday, we reproduced a pair of charts from Asymco's Horace Dediu showing how Apple (AAPL) overtook Nokia (NOK) in less than four years to become the world's No. 1 maker of mobile phones -- smart or otherwise -- in terms of revenue. See here.
In the charts at right, which Dediu posted Tuesday, he takes two MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 17, 2011 7:20 AM ET
A second look at the claim that Apple's four-year conquest of the mobile market is adrift
Business Insider's Henry Blodget may come to regret -- if he doesn't already -- using the phrase "dead in the water" to describe the performance of Apple's (AAPL) iPhone in a comScore market share survey that seemed to show, as Blodget's headline put it, that "Android is destroying everyone."
The comScore survey to which Blodget was MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 12, 2011 5:26 AM ET
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Research In Motion announced a major update to its smartphone operating system, BlackBerry 7, and the first smartphone to come loaded with it, the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930, due out some time this summer. The new device sports a 1.2 GHz processor, graphics processing unit (GPU), 768 MB RAM, 2.8-inch touschscreen, 5-megapixel camera MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 3, 2011 6:30 AM ET
Meanwhile, Nokia, Samsung and LG all lost market share, according to IDC
Apple's 5% slice of the mobile phone pie chart at right, drawn from IDC numbers released Friday, may not look like much, but consider this:
IDC is counting shipments all over the world, not just the U.S.
IDC is talking about all mobiles, from cheap feature phones to high-end smartphones.
Apple's (AAPL) share grew more than twice as fast as upstarts like MORE
In a new survey of prospective U.S. buyers, RIM and Microsoft drift, Nokia disappears
The launch of the Verizon (VZ) iPhone has not visibly slowed the triumphant march of Google's (GOOG) Android operating system through the mobile heartland of America, according to a Nielsen Wire report released Tuesday.
In monthly surveys conducted from January to March 2011 -- on either side of the Feb. 10 Verizon launch -- 31% of U.S. respondents MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 26, 2011 11:42 AM ET
A comScore survey of iPad owners finds some surprises in their pockets
"Though it's frequently assumed that the Apple user base is composed of dedicated Apple 'fanboys'," writes comScore' Mark Donovan, using a term demeaning to Apple (AAPL) users of both sexes, "there's not a tremendous amount of overlapping mobile device access among these users."
That second part takes some unpacking, but its meaning is a little clearer in the spreadsheet at MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 19, 2011 2:57 PM ET
There's been a lot of noise recently about how Android is outselling the iPhone, but it's nothing more than a meaningless distraction from reality.
By Andy M. Zaky, contributor
FORTUNE -- It seems that almost every day I'm confronted with yet another insignificant article explaining how Google has surpassed Apple in "platform market share" and that, due to this cataclysmic state of affairs, investors should jump ship as this surely amounts to MOREApr 11, 2011 12:19 PM ET
The acquisition deal announced on Sunday unleashed a flood of analyst's notes
With the fate of so many players at stake -- not just AT&T (T) and Deutsche Telekom (DT), but also Verizon (VZ), Sprint (S), Apple (AAPL), Research in Motion (RIMM), Hewlett Packard (HPQ), Nokia (NOK), Motorola (MOT) and the other makers of Google (GOOG) Android phones, not to mention all the companies that build cell towers -- everybody on MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 21, 2011 11:18 AM ET
The phonemaker and the software giant have struggled in smartphones. But together they just might crack the corporate market.
Nokia's recent decision to outfit its phones with Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 software should be a CIO's dream come true. Corporate tech chiefs love their vendors to compete, and the Nokia/Microsoft hookup would appear to offer companies a viable alternative to RIM, (RIMM) whose BlackBerry system rules with a 33% share of MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Mar 15, 2011 5:00 AM ET
The fun starts at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST). A guide to the proceedings.
[UPDATE: It's official. There will be no live webcast. My colleague Michael Copeland will be live blogging from inside the auditorium. I'll be following the action from Brooklyn here.]
Assuming Apple (AAPL) provides a live webcast of the event -- as it has for the last two -- here's what we'll be looking for:
Steve Jobs. A classic MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 2, 2011 6:43 AM ET
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