How exactly did Samsung overtake Apple in "overall satisfaction"?
FORTUNE -- You can hardly blame the reporters and editors who wrote all those headlines proclaiming Samsung's victory over Apple (AAPL) in J.D. Power and Associates' 2013 U.S. Tablet Satisfaction Survey.
After all, that's what J.D. Power's press release said. Sort of.
But reporters who got their hands on the attached chart were left scratching their heads. It details Samsung's performance in the five MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 31, 2013 9:05 PM ET
Samsung got caught doing to HTC what it has been accused of doing to Apple in the U.S.
FORTUNE -- It has often been suggested that some of the comments critical of Apple (AAPL) on U.S. social media -- including this blog -- are posted by paid Samsung shills.
But there is no proof, and Samsung has certainly never owned up to it.
Samsung's subsidiary in Taiwan, however, admitted in April that it MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 24, 2013 7:48 AM ET
A graphical look at the state of play on the eve of another Apple special event.
FORTUNE -- Anticipating some iPad news out of Apple (AAPL) Tuesday, I'm trying to get a picture of the state of play in the global tablet market from published graphs and charts. Most of the attached are based on IDC data. If you spot any that are fresher -- or better -- please send them MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 21, 2013 2:25 PM ET
Last month's bestsellers: 1) iPhone 5S, 2) Samsung Galaxy S4, 3) iPhone 5C.
FORTUNE -- Driven by the iPhone 5S and 5C, Apple's (AAPL) share of U.S. sales surged in September to 39% of the smartphone market and 34% of the broader mobile phone market, according to a report issued Monday by Seoul-based Counterpoint Research.
"In spite of supply constraints and just three weeks of sales, iPhone 5s raced to become the bestselling MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 21, 2013 7:07 AM ET
The Galaxy Gear's viral ad campaign rules. The device itself? Not so much.
FORTUNE -- "Nobody will buy this watch, and nobody should."
That was the New York Times' David Pogue two weeks ago reviewing the Galaxy Gear, Samsung's pre-emptive strike against Apple's (AAPL) iWatch -- and the hero of the attached YouTube video.
No matter. The one-minute ad spot is terrific, worth every won Samsung paid for it.
It appeared on YouTube last week MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 18, 2013 11:44 AM ET
HTC makes some of the best Android phones in the market, but that's not enough anymore.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE – First Palm. Then Nokia (NOK). Then BlackBerry (BBRY). Is HTC the next smartphone maker to go from a strong contender in the smartphone market to a troubled company in need of rescue?
It's starting to look like it. Earlier this month, the company warned investors to brace themselves for the company's MOREOct 17, 2013 3:34 PM ET
Even in the iPhone's slowest quarter, Apple grabbed 51% of Verizon's activations.
FORTUNE -- Apple (AAPL) got some good news Thursday from Verizon (VZ), the first of the big four U.S. carriers to report its Q3 2013 results.
Of the 7.6 million smartphones Verizon activated in the quarter, 3.9 million (51%) were iPhones. That's up from the same quarter last year, when the iPhone accounted for only 46% of 6.8 million.
Given that the third MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 17, 2013 3:15 PM ET
Not for the first time, and probably not the last, according to CIRP.
FORTUNE -- Samsung overtook the iPhone on Apple's (AAPL) home turf in the quarter that ended Sept. 30, according to a Consumer Intelligence Research Partners' report obtained by Fortune Thursday.
[As for Verizon's (VZ) report that 51% of the smartphones it activated in the same quarter were iPhones, see UPDATE below.]
In CIRP's survey, Samsung accounted for 38% of U.S. mobile MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 17, 2013 10:41 AM ET
One factor is how quickly they respond to a touch on the screen.
FORTUNE -- Here's a graphic you can expect Apple (AAPL) to trot out at its next iPad launch event -- reportedly set for Oct. 22.
It's a performance chart created by Agawi, an app streaming company that developed an open-source tool for measuring touchscreen response times. In a report issued Tuesday, Agawi compared how long (in milliseconds) the flagship MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 9, 2013 11:35 AM ET
When the ITC's iPhone 4 import ban got a Presidential veto, Samsung expected the same.
FORTUNE -- "The world is watching how Samsung is treated by the United States in this 'smartphone war.' The administration has a significant interest in avoiding the perception of favoritism and protectionism toward U.S. companies."
That's what Samsung wrote the Obama administration's trade representative after the International Trade Commission ruled in August that two Apple (AAPL) patents had been MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 8, 2013 11:23 AM ET
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