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Topic: smartphone

WSJ: Amazon testing smartphones with 4-5" displays

07/11/2012, 02:07 am

On the heels of last week's report that Amazon is working on a smartphone, another mainstream media outlet claims the retailer is already testing handsets sized between four and five inches and could begin mass production of a device as early as late 2012.

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Samsung pegged as top mobile, smartphone vendor in March quarter

04/26/2012, 11:04 pm

After Samsung confirmed record earnings for the March quarter on Friday, a set of new analyses estimate that the company overtook Apple to become the world's largest smartphone vendor while simultaneously passing long-time leader Nokia for the top spot among global mobile phone vendors.

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Apple reclaims title of world's largest smartphone maker after blowout quarter

01/26/2012, 10:01 pm

Apple overtook Samsung in the fourth quarter of 2011 to grab the top spot among global smartphone makers, earning 23.9 percent of the market with sales of 37 million iPhones, according to one set of estimates.

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Surging smartphones drive record profits for Samsung

01/06/2012, 01:01 am

Samsung posted record preliminary quarterly profits on Friday, largely due to continued growth in smartphone sales, though it also saw a boost from several one-time gains.

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Samsung handset sales surge, profits shrink in the third quarter

10/28/2011, 02:10 am

South Korean electronics maker Samsung on Friday posted record mobile phone sales and profits for the third quarter of 2011, but the growth wasn't enough to overcome a drop in profit from other segments of the company.

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Apple slips to No. 5 handset maker, No. 2 in smartphones after iPhone transition quarter

10/28/2011, 01:10 am

After buyers holding out for the iPhone 4S resulted in slowed iPhone 4 sales for Apple last quarter, Chinese handset maker ZTE slipped past it to become the fourth-largest global handset maker, while Samsung took the top spot among smartphone vendors worldwide, according to a new analysis.

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Digital cameras predicted to be the next casualty of smartphones and iPads

07/29/2011, 02:07 pm

Sales of smartphones in the model of Apple's iPhone have deeply encroached upon single purpose electronics sales ranging from handheld games to music players to GPS units. Digital cameras are expected to fall next.

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