Korea Economics Daily those awesome sales numbers should be the same or better in 2012. They've projected a 15% increase slating Samsung to sell over 374 million phones in 2012.
HTC's phones, you might want to stop reading now. The Taiwanese company's total revenue dropped by over four hundred million dollar equivalent in November, from NT$44,114 billion down to NT$ 30.942 billion in a single month. The news comes after HTC had already slashed predictions for the quarter and indicated flat growth - now even those figures seem a little optimistic, despite new launches like the Rezound, Vivid and Sensation XL. HTC did not supply a reason for the downturn.
Galaxy Nexus news we still have nothing new from Verizon but we did get an update from the popular online retailer Handtec. In a statement on their official blog the British retailer has announced they've stopped all shipments of the Galaxy Nexus and have confirmed there is some sort of volume bug. We reported on this earlier this week and it appears they are finally doing something about it.
According to Gartner, more than half of all smartphones sold worldwide use Android as of the third quarter of 2011. To be exact, 52.5% of all new smartphones sold come with Google's OS in one form or another, with 60 million units and change being sold in the three months period. That's an almost 200% rise over the same time span last year.
rock-bottom price. Now a supply chain analyst is predicting that Amazon could order 5 million Fire tablets before the end of the calendar year, making it the first tablet seller to truly rival Apple's iPad. Between Amazon's selling prowess and its integration with its own digital library, they're poised to make an incredible entrance into the tablet market.
$79 HTC Rhyme? Still haven't picked up that $50 Thunderbolt? Well good things come to those who wait, my friend, and today everyone can take their karmic patience all the way to the bank. Amazon Wireless is hosting a huge Penny Pincher sale, and every single Verizon Android device is included. They're all just one single, solitary penny until 12:00 AM Pacific Time on Monday night/Tuesday morning. Naturally all these deals come saddled with a new two year Verizon contract - you've got to pay the piper. And while plenty of top-tier phones are included, Verizon's myriad tablet offerings aren't. If you're determined to ruin a good deal with poor choices, you could also pick up a "featurephone" like the Samsung Gusto, or choose from a solid half-dozen BlackBerry phones - watch out for those service outages. The only thing you won't find on the list is any iPhones. Sorry, Apple fans, you know they keep a tight leash on retailers. Highlights on the superphone side of things include the Motorola DROID BIONIC, the HTC Thunderbolt and the Samsung DROID Charge. If you don't live in a 4G LTE coverage area, you might want to check out the DROID 3, DROID X2, Sony XPERIA Play or LG Revolution. Looking for something a little smaller? Try the DROID PRO, the HTC Rhyme or the Pantech Breakout. The choice is yours, but don't spend too much time making it; with these prices Amazon's stock may not hold out until the Monday night deadline. [via SlashGear]
Kindle Fire is selling fast according to recent reports. The hot coals from the Kindle Fire can already be felt as Amazon has stated its flames have reached the top of their best sellers list, and it did on the first day. The high sales have continued and are going strong today suggests Amazon.
Motorola DROID Bionic is finally official today. It will be available starting tomorrow September 8th, so you better hurry and go wait in line tomorrow morning, or do you. A few readers and tips are starting to flood in this afternoon that Verizon's phone sales are actually taking orders if you get lucky.
$299 come launch on September 8th but we don't have any official price at this time.