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reports that cell phone sales in Q1 of this year were the worst in many years. In fact, the numbers show that this may be the first quarter that the number of postpaid customers actually declined. Analysts from Jefferies are pointing at the huge iPhone launch last quarter as the reason.
According to those analysts, this slump after the launch of the iPhone isn't unexpected. Apparently, when the iPhone launched it was so popular that everyone that had waited for the iPhone and wanted a new smartphone jumped on the iPhone bandwagon last quarter. There were modest gains for AT&T and Verizon. However, both T-Mobile and Sprint both saw declines in postpaid subscriber numbers for Q1.
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Verizon tops Q2 expectations as tablet demand drives growth — The company added 1.15 million new tablets in the period, offsetting a slowdown in smartphone growth. — Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam. — Verizon's customer growth bounced back in the second quarter, thanks to a p ... Source: TechmemeFull article at: Techmeme21 minutes ago
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Startup GoTenna has launched its eponymously named device, which lets users communicate without the need for a cell tower. "This is an interesting concept," said tech analyst Jim McGregor. "It's like a walkie-talkie on steroids." The device uses BlueTooth LE to pair with a user's smartphone. It can exchange text messages only with another GoTenna. The GoTenna's use ... Source: TechNewsWorld
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Verizon on Tuesday posted second-quarter results that topped Wall Street's expectations as huge tablet sales offset the continued decline of cell phone contract additions. Verizon posted earnings of $1.01 per share, or $4.34 billion in profit, which is down significantly from the $5.2 billion profit it recorded in the year-ago quarter. Revenue climbed nearly 6% to $31.48 billion, however. The nation's top carrier only added 304,000 net new cell phone subscribers in the quarter, but 1. ... Source: BGR
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Verizon's money machine continues to plow on, but much of its wireless growth this quarter came from tablets, not smartphones -- a trend that started last quarter. Big Red added some 1.4 million net retail connections, of whom a whopping ... Source: Engadget
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The world's sixth-largest smartphone vendor, Xiaomi, has launched its new Mi 4 flagship handset, with a 2.5GHz Qualcomm 801 CPU, 3GB of RAM, 5-inch 1080p display and interchangeable covers. Read more... ... Source: Neowin
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Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone brand which has an Apple-like reputation in its home country, has announced the Mi 4, it’s latest and most impressive smartphone to date. Teased late last week, we were expecting a premium device with a metal chassis. It turns out we were half right. The Mi 4 has a stainless steel […]
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