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  • Lumia 530

    Microsoft trumpets little victories in mobile market Edit Post

    Microsoft claimed “modest” improvements in its Lumia smartphone business, as it also went out of its way to highlight the positives for its much-maligned Surface tablet business. The company sold 9.3 million Lumia smartphones in the quarter to 30 September, noting “modest growth over the prior year”. Under the auspices of Nokia, 8.8 million Lumia devices ...

  • amazon-fire

    Amazon takes $170M charge on Fire phone Edit Post

    Amazon has taken a $170 million charge related to its Fire smartphone business, amid reports the device has failed to find buyers. In a Q3 conference call, Tom Szkutak, its CFO, said this was primarily related to “Fire phone inventory evaluation and supplier commitment cost”. The retail giant announced its debut smartphone in June 2014, and it features ...
  • Huawei Ascend Mate7_Group 2_Hi res[10]

    Huawei’s Q3 smartphone shipments jump 26%, Xiaomi’s up 20% Edit Post

    Huawei’s smartphone shipments in Q3 increased 26 per cent to 16.8 million units from the same period last year, with output of higher margin models doubling. The company said about a quarter of total shipments during the last quarter were mid-range to high-end models. A Huawei representative told Mobile World Live that although sales in China still ...