Sales

Gartner’s revises predictions on Android’s meteroic rise

It's easy to predict a meteoric rise half way through, but analysts Gartner has done just that, revising it's prediction on the Android's dominance in the marketplace. Back in 2009, Gartner was absolutely convinced that there would be a three way tie between Android, the iPhone, and RIM for smart phone market share. Clearly that didn't happen as Android exploded, and now Gartner expects that by next year, Android will control a full 49% of the smartphone market. While the iPhone is quickly surpassed by the Robot (old news) Gartner's predictions now show modest growth, but nowhere near being able to keep pace.

Android sales growth 2,000% in past year tips Euro retailer

UK retailer Carphone Warehouse has announced year-on-year growth in excess of 2,000-percent for Android smartphones, recently hitting the one-millionth Android device sale in Europe. The store credits the HTC Desire, HTC Wildfire and Samsung Galaxy S as key segment drivers. Carphone Warehouse is Europe's largest independent cellphone retailer, with over 1,700 stores. Apparently Android was the most popular smartphone OS in the last quarter among its customers, though without comparison figures, of course, it's tough to say exactly how Google's platform has done against rivals like iOS. Press Release:
Android Sales Hit One Million at The Carphone Warehouse 15 March 2011… The Carphone Warehouse is celebrating the sale of its one millionth Android smartphone in Europe. Android has become increasingly popular over the past year and hitting this landmark figure reflects not just the growing demand for Android smartphones amongst consumers, but also the increasing product range they present customers. The success of Android smartphones such as the HTC Desire, HTC Wildfire and Samsung Galaxy S have been key in reaching this milestone, and with new launches including the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, Samsung Galaxy S 2, and LG Optimus 3D in the pipeline, it looks set to continue. In addition, exclusive launches like the HTC Incredible S and Google Nexus S ensure customers are offered market-leading, innovative technology as soon as it becomes available. “The speed with which Android has stormed the market is phenomenal,” said a Carphone Warehouse spokesperson. “Year on year growth is well over 2000%. It’s no surprise that Android smartphones have become the smartphone of choice for so many of our customers. Hitting one million Android sales in Europe is great as it proves that our dedication to offering an extensive range and securing top exclusives has really benefitted not just us, but our customers too.”

Samsung Backtracks on Galaxy Tab Sales Figures – Shipments, Not Sales

It appears that sales figures reported on Samsung's Android tablet, Samsung Galaxy Tab, aren't what they seemed to be. Instead, the numbers being reported up to this point were not the sales figures in regards to end users, but amount shipped to retailers and carriers. Numbers previously reported had been around the 1 million point back in November of 2010 and closer to 2 million in three months just a few days ago. Wall Street Journal is now reporting that just this past Friday a Samsung exec admitted that actual customer sales were "quite small."

EVO 4G Price Drop to $99 on Amazon

So you're thinking about grabbing a big fat phone but you don't know which one's the best at a $100 price point? Perhaps you'd like to take a glance right on over here? The EVO 4G, for sale on Amazon, has had a price shift from $199 all the way down to $99. The price on the Sprint website remains the same.

HTC Announces New COO, Matthew Costello

About a week ago HTC confirmed the adding of Chief Operating Officer Matthew Costello. More than likely the only other place you've ever heard of this man is as the Vice President of Global Operations at Sony Ericsson. Exciting news for HTC! Costello will hold this post over in Taiwan, and will be in charge of manufacturing, sourcing, supply chains, customer service, and technology infrastructure.

Nexus S Launch Quantities Leaked

The Nexus S will be coming out in just 2 days, and eager customers are anxious to get their hands on the device and the Gingerbread operating system. We know the launch plans according to Best Buy, but now it looks like we may have some expected quantities of the device.

Notion Ink Adam Tablets Shipping January 6 2011 for Pre Orders

It's looking pretty real at this point, ladies and gentlemen, pre-orders are soon to be live for the Notion Ink Adam tablet and we've got a date for shipment: January 6 2011. That's next month! This date places the shipment date extremely and conspicuously close to CES 2011, and you can bet we'll be there clickin away. CES 2011 takes place January 6th until the 9th of 2011. More details on the Adam are sure to unfold throughout the day.
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