little tough for good ol HTC. Their market share has seen large declines over the past few years, especially throughout 2012 while fending off Apple in court and Samsung on the shelves. Today however there is a sign of good news as HTC has just taken a big step and hired a new CMO. They've appointed Benjamin Ho as their new Chief Marketing Officer.
Apple's stores full of glass walls and gadgets are so popular it seems that everyone is trying to do the same. When I first heard HTC was opening stores I thought, no. Just no! Low and behold just like Samsung and and even Microsoft, HTC has just opened their own store although it's inside of another store in Hamburg, Germany.
Cyber Monday. Amazon is one of the leaders for saving money on Cyber Monday, and it is offering the Kindle Fire for only $129 on Cyber Monday. If you don't want the "Special Offer" subsidized model, it will cost $144, which is still a savings.
Cyber Weekend Sale on the Play Store. Google and multiple developers are offering content at up to 80% off this year.
Gameloft has just announced they'll be beating the rush and offering some great deals starting tomorrow.
Qualcomm have posted some annual and quarterly earning reports that were quite impressive. Not only did they release their Q4 financial results, but also their entire 2012 fiscal year -- which is up 28% year-over-year actually. Head on past the break for more details on Qualcomm's earnings, and how smartphone and Snapdragon sales have them staying at the top.
Samsung has been kind enough to always update the public with numbers showing the sheer amount of devices or smartphones they've sold. Today they have released some impressive numbers for their popular flagship Samsung Galaxy S III. We knew it would be a big hit, just like the Galaxy S II, but now they've announced 30 million strong in sales.
Nexus program is growing, and growing fast. With awesome devices available now, and a whole new array announced for this month things are looking good. The Nexus strategy is a push back at Apple and Microsoft's greed according to one Google executive, who also states the acquisition of Motorola Mobility was more to “disarm” attacks than it was to dive into hardware. Read on below for more details.
Xperia Tablet S because of a leak in the waterproof seal. The 9.4-inch device used its water resistance as a major selling point, and when it was found that there was a possible issue with the seal, Sony was forced to cease sales of the tablet to address the problem. Well starting in the middle portion of next month, Sony is going to resume sales of the Xperia Tablet S, with the leak problem taken care of.
Verizon has issued theirs for the past quarter, and lets just say they are still doing fine. This morning Verizon announced they hit double-digit earnings growth and sold over 4.5 million 4G LTE devices.