With Windows Mobile device sales on the decline, HTC more than makes up with Android. The Wall Street Journal points out (subscription required) that HTC posted a profit of $268 million for Q2 2010. That's up 33% year over year from $202 million in Q2 2009 and the highest HTC has posted since it changed its accounting practices in 2007. HTC reported $1.88 billion in revenue, $280 million over its estimates MORESeth Weintraub - Jul 6, 2010 12:53 PM ET
In the converging market for mobile devices, vendors vie for second place, says an analyst
Things look bleak for everybody but Apple (AAPL) and maybe Google (GOOG) in a brief report to clients issued Monday by Deutsche Bank's Chris Whitmore.
"The distinction between smartphones, tablets and low-end notebooks is blurring rapidly," he writes. "Currently there are just two main competitors where we believe Apple's user experience is industry leading and Android is MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 21, 2010 12:05 PM ET
In advance of Apple's developer's conference next week, a goody bag of charts and graphs
The Nielsen Company gave journalists covering Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG) a gift Friday -- a PowerPoint presentation packed with interesting data.
Leading off is the pie chart at right, showing where the U.S. smartphone market stood at the end of the first quarter of 2010. The key finding: Apple's and Google's shares have each grown 2% MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 4, 2010 7:07 PM ET
The Microsoft (MSFT) CEO says that Google's (GOOG) mobile OS isn't without a cost in an interview with Jon Fortt.
>Ben Baer, Senior Producer - May 21, 2010 2:13 PM ET
For this to work, HP must fix its tangled approach to mobile software
This is either the end of Palm, or the restart it always needed. Either way, it's probably the iconic brand's last chance for survival – and Hewlett-Packard's best chance for mobile relevance.
When HP (HPQ) announced Wednesday that it's buying Palm (PALM) for $1.2 billion, we began the latest chapter in a tortured tale. Palm has been bought (U.S. MOREJon Fortt - Apr 28, 2010 8:53 PM ET
Led by iPhone and the Androids. Traffic from the iPod touch is growing even faster.
Smartphone traffic is up. Feature phone share is down. And traffic from mobile Internet devices (like the iPod touch) that don't have built-in phones is booming -- even before Apple releases the iPad.
That's the thrust of the the latest report by AdMob, the mobile advertising network snapped up last fall by Google (GOOG) before Apple (AAPL) MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 25, 2010 8:00 AM ET
Answers charges of patent "theft" with a polite press release and a Google e-mail address
Two weeks after Apple (AAPL) filed a pair of lawsuits against HTC for allegedly infringing on 20 iPhone-related patents, the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer broke its silence. In a series of press interviews and a statement released early Thursday morning, it said:
HTC advocates intellectual property protection
It has always respected other innovators' technologies and will continue to do MORE
Google's U.S. smartphone market share has more than doubled, while Apple's has stalled
Wonder why Google's (GOOG) Android makes Steve Jobs nervous? Check out the chart at right.
It's from the comScore mobile subscriber report issued Tuesday and it shows Android registering the largest market share gains of the U.S.'s five leading smartphone operating systems.
Over the past three months, Google's share of the U.S. smartphone market grew to 7.1% from 2.8% -- MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 10, 2010 4:13 PM ET
The software maker will try to catch rivals with Windows Mobile 7, but first it may need to mend fences with handset makers.
When Microsoft (MSFT) last month unveiled its Windows Phone 7 Series operating system for mobile devices at an industry event in Barcelona, Spain, the company reeled in plaudits from reviewers and bloggers trolling the trade show for new and interesting products. "You haven't used an interface like this MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Mar 3, 2010 8:29 AM ET
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