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drag2share: Windows Phone Market Share Since Microsoft Partnered With Nokia (MSFT)

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Microsoft is paying $7 billion for Nokia’s handset business.

The two companies have been in a partnership since 2011. The first product of their partnership, the Nokia Lumia 900, was out in November of 2011.

In this chart, you can see how Microsoft’s share of the smartphone market has fared since it released that phone.

Microsoft remains stuck in a distant third with just 3.7% of the market, though it’s up from 1.5% when the Lumia launched.

Microsoft reportedly acquired Nokia because it was unhappy with the partnership. CEO Steve Ballmer thought Microsoft needed to completely control the smartphone branding. He thought that Microsoft and Nokia were wasting energy with two marketing plans.

Those might be problems, but really, they seem very small. The big problem for Microsoft is that its platform is at a disadvantage because it has fewer applications than Apple’s iOS or Google’s Android. It doesn’t offer anything that’s significantly better than those other platforms to make up for the lack of apps.

Owning Nokia does nothing to change that.

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Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 news No Comments

Verizon smartphone revenue up in Q2 2013, half of all 7.5 million activations were iPhones (updated)

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/18/verizon-quarterly-report-q2-2013/

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Verizon’s latest quarterly report reveals a carrier chugging along nicely, thank you very much. Total revenue (including wireless and wireline) is up slightly to $29.8 billion, while wireless service revenue on its own grew by 8.3 percent compared to the same quarter last year. Nearly a million (941,000) new retail postpaid customers joined the VZW brigade, some of whom may have been drawn to the carrier’s expanding LTE service, which is now available to 301 million Americans, as well as to new handsets like the Nokia Lumia 928 and possibly even the BlackBerry Q10 (or maybe not). In any case, those high-margin subscribers helped to increase profit by 14 percent — so long as you’re the kind of person who’s content to be guided by “non-GAAP consolidated adjusted earnings per share.” There’s also no sign of the pension-related issues that affected the company last quarter, which leaves this carrier high and dry, regardless of how smartphone saturation may be affecting others along the food chain.

Update: In its earnings call, Verizon added that 59 percent of traffic on its network is on 4G LTE, and 52 percent of its smartphone activations (around 3.8 million device activations) were iPhones.

Source: Verizon (PDF download)

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Thursday, July 18th, 2013 news No Comments

Android Bounces Back From U.S. Market Share Declines

Source: https://intelligence.businessinsider.com/welcome

Android gained in the U.S. market in March after three months of consecutive declines, increasing its market share slightly to 52%, according to comScore.

That’s still down nearly 2 percentage points from Android’s market share peak in November and is only up 1 percentage point from a year ago.

Rival Apple continues to pick up market share on the back of a strong iPhone 5 release. At the end of March, Apple accounted for 39% of U.S. smartphone users, up from 31% a year ago.

comScore measures market share by installed base, not shipments. It looks at U.S. smartphone subscribers over the age of 13.

Given the healthy growth of the overall smartphone market, however, Android still has 17 million more net users in the U.S. than a year ago. Apple picked up 21 million net users in the same period.

Microsoft‘s Windows Phone 8 operating system has yet to gain traction. Its market share fell slightly to 3% last month, which means it actually shed 200,000 net users in March.

Since its introduction in late October, Windows Phone has only added 400,000 net American users. Nokia is expected to release the Lumia 928 this week in the U.S. market! , which may help Windows Phone a bit, but we don’t see evidence of a turnaround yet.

Meanwhile, the overall U.S. market continues to see robust penetration growth. Smartphone penetration is now 58 percent, a 13 percentage point increase over a year prior, and an acceleration of growth. However, we don’t believe the acceleration is sustainable. Eventually, penetration growth will slow.

It is important to remember that with the rapid emergence of China, the U.S. is no longer as central to the global smartphone market as it previously was.

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bii u.s. smartphone market share by platform

Here’s a look at U.S. smartphone penetration growth:

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U.S. smartphone penetration

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Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 news No Comments

Microsoft Stock Is Up 8% So Far This Year, And Windows Phone Sales Aren’t Horrible (MSFT, NOK)

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-stock-is-up-8-so-far-this-year-and-windows-phone-sales-arent-horrible-2013-4

There are two pieces of good news for Microsoft out this morning.

The first is that, hello, Microsoft stock is up 8% so far this year.

The second is that Nokia reported decent sales of its Lumia smartphones, which are powered by Microsoft Windows Phone 8.

Nokia reported Lumia sales of 5.6 million units last quarter – right in line with estimates.

Asymco analyst Horace Dediu made a chart showing that, thanks to the Windows Phones, Nokia smartphone sales may have finally “bottomed” after years of decline.

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Thursday, April 18th, 2013 news No Comments

Samsung Is The World’s Largest Smartphone Manufacturer By A Long Shot

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-smartphone-shipments-2012-11

This chart comes from Business Insider Intelligence, a new research and and analysis service focused on the mobile and Internet industries. Sign up for a free trial here.

In the case of smartphone makers, a rising tide does not lift all boats equally.

According to estimates from Canaccord Genuity, Samsung has shot further ahead of the pack as the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer, shipping 56.3 million units in the third quarter. 

Apple is in an increasingly distant, but still formidable, second place.

Apple’s consolation is that it still takes a larger share of industry profits, despite shipping approximately half as many units as Samsung. 

The rest of the industry is grouped around five to nine million quarterly smartphone shipments.

One notable exception is Nokia, which only sold 2.9 million Windows-powered Lumia phones in the quarter. Lumia sales were ravaged after Microsoft announced that current Lumia owners would not get a full upgrade to Windows Phone 8. With Windows Phone 8 now launched, Nokia needs to see significant growth in sales if the one-time large! st manuf acturer of smartphones is to halt its tailspin.

Two other manufacturers to watch are Chinese up-and-comers Huawei and ZTE, which have catapulted from nowhere to 7.6 and 6.8 million smartphone shipments last quarter, respectively. The companies specialize in low-cost smartphones and could make a huge splash in the market with the heft of the Chinese government’s support. Those close ties, however, have drawn scrutiny from regulators in some markets.

chart of the day, global smartphone shipments, nov 2012

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Friday, November 2nd, 2012 news No Comments

Nokia Released a Hot Pink Nail Polish to Commemorate the Release of Its New Pink Lumia [Wtf]

Source: http://gizmodo.com/5931476/style-is-dead-nokia-released-a-hot-pink-nail-polish-to-commemorate-the-release-of-its-new-pink-lumia

Style Is Dead: Nokia Released a Hot Pink Nail Polish to Commemorate the Release of Its New Pink LumiaI got a neon pink pedicure earlier this afternoon and now I’m kinda regretting it, because Nokia seems to have co-opted the color pink, as well as the medium of nail polish, with this ridiculous Nokia Lumia-branded hot pink nail lacquer. Ugh.

As if Facebook-branded YSL eye-palettes weren’t bad enough, here comes Nokia, wrapping its meaty pink fist around what I was told today is “the” color of this summer’s fingers and toes.

The polish was designed by Duality Cosmetics and is being used in manicure booths at Lumia events in Denver, Dallas, and Los Angeles—where label whores Lumia lovers can receive manicures to match their phones from Nicki Minaj’s own personal nail artist, Kandy Banks. Fancy. [DesignTaxi]

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Friday, August 3rd, 2012 news No Comments

The Cost Of Supporting Nokia

Source: https://intelligence.businessinsider.com/welcome

Microsoft is paying Nokia a steep price to push Windows Phone 8.

This chart shows trailing 4 quarter profits for Microsoft’s Entertainment & Devices group, which includes smartphones and the Xbox. (Using T4 smooths the profit spikes that happen every holiday season, which is the second quarter of Microsoft’s fiscal year.)

After years of losses, the E&D group was consistently in the black. In the 2010 holiday season (Q2’11) Microsoft introduced Kinect, driving profits even higher.

But a year later, Microsoft began paying Nokia $250 million every quarter for carrying Windows Phone 8. In exchange, Nokia pays Microsoft a license fee (estimated at under $20) for every Windows Phone it sells. (The arrangement between the two has other elements as well, like technology sharing.)

Unfortunately, Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone, the Lumia 900, is selling poorly. So poorly, in fact, that the company just cut its price in half.

So Nokia helped send the E&D back into the red — it’s lost more than $200 million in each of the last two quarters. If Windows Phone sales don’t pick up, E&D will turn into a consistent money loser again.

Microsoft trailing 4 E&D P&L

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Friday, July 20th, 2012 news No Comments

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