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Smartphone stars leave analysts addled

Smartphone stars leave analysts addled

Samsung took the smartphone sales crown in Q1 2012, unless of course it was Apple: turns out, analysts aren't entirely sure who's sitting top of the pile for high-tech phones. Conflicting sales numbers for the two firms from research companies IHS iSuppli and Strategy Analytics show a yawning 12.5m difference in estimates for Samsung's smartphone sales for the first three months of the year, enough to throw the rankings into confusion.

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Samsung knocks Nokia from global phone top-spot

Samsung knocks Nokia from global phone top-spot

Samsung has ousted Nokia from the cellphone top-spot, taking the number one position in handset sales worldwide, according to research firms. New figures from IHS iSuppli and Strategy Analytics confirm that Nokia has finally slipped from its perch at the top of the cellular tower, the company's dwindling sales over the past few quarters driving it down to 22.5-percent marketshare in Q1 2012; in contrast, Samsung took 25.4-percent of the worldwide mobile phone marketshare in the same period, while Apple's stellar iPhone sales recently have pushed the company to 9.5-percent of the global marketshare.

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Nokia has just six months to claw its way from collapse

Nokia has just six months to claw its way from collapse

Nokia has six months to redeem itself with Windows Phone, analysts warn, before it needs to find a "Plan B" other than Microsoft's platform. After dire financial warnings earlier this week, in which Nokia not only confirmed that Symbian device sales were ditching, but that Lumia Windows Phone sales were only a fifth of those Symbian volumes, the outlook for the company is grim. However, while many suggest Nokia isn't, in fact, to blame for the most significant shortcomings in its device strategy, that won't save it from failure if it doesn't turn things around.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 11, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 11, 2012

Happy Wednesday, everyone. It's April 11 and it's time to take a look at the stories that made heads turn in the world of tech today. Or, at least, the stories that made eyes roll, like this - Verizon upgrade fee last to the party. Yep, now on all carriers you'll have to pay more to get the newest technology. Speaking of new technologies, LG Google TV 2.0 takes on future Apple TV this week. And in other Google news, Google+ refresh triggers social fury.

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Intel fends off ARM chip menace as Samsung stagnates

Intel fends off ARM chip menace as Samsung stagnates

Intel may be under siege, but that hasn't slowed the chip manufacturer's progress: Intel recorded its largest market share in 10 years in 2011, it's claimed, with patchy performance from ARM-based rivals like Samsung. The x86 company's share was 15.6-percent of the overall semiconductor market, according to IHS iSuppli, up 2.5-percent from 2010. Meanwhile Samsung, which has been nipping at Intel's heels for the past few years, ground to a halt: growth stagnated in 2011, leaving Samsung with 9.2-percent of the overall market.

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New iPad parts most expensive yet

New iPad parts most expensive yet

Apple spends more to make its new iPad than on any version of the tablet before, making less profit on each slate according to production research, with the Retina Display being a particular culprit. The calculations appear to confirm early suggestions that Apple's profit margin on the new iPad has been shaved away, with IHS iSuppli saying that the new iPad is around 9-percent more expensive in component costs compared to its iPad 2 equivalent at launch. Some of the increased costs are down to accommodating Apple's ambitions in functionality without compromising user experience.

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Olympus announces new cameras that are tough, offer amazing zoom

Olympus announces new cameras that are tough, offer amazing zoom

Olympus has taken the covers off three new digital cameras today, the SZ-31MR iHS, the TG-820 iHS, and the OM-D E-M5. Okay, so that doesn't mean anything. Unlike smartphones, digital camera model names are still just a confusing conglomeration of letters and numbers. But here's what is cool - the SZ-31MR iHS has 920,000-dot touch-screen LCD display, the TG-820 iHS offers protection from everything from water to being crushed, and the OM-D E-M5 has the world's fastest autofocusing system.

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Too many memory chips, too few buyers

Too many memory chips, too few buyers

In an already wounded market, those in the business for Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) chips are experiencing more downfalls after research done by IHS iSupply. According to the research, DRAM chips, which are used in products such as personal computers and video game systems, is in a state of oversupply. This has put memory suppliers in a bad state.

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