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HTC One turnaround tipped as supply bottleneck loosens

HTC One turnaround tipped as supply bottleneck loosens

A sluggish start to HTC One shipments hasn't robbed the new flagship of all its stream, new analyst figures claim, with a "mini turnaround" predicted as the One picks up the pace. 1.2m One units are expected to ship in April, J.P. Morgan Securities' supply chain checks indicate, up from just 300,000 in March after the phone's stumbling launch, with around 2m expected to ship in May.

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Galaxy S 4 won’t stop iPhone research warns

Galaxy S 4 won’t stop iPhone research warns

Samsung's Galaxy S 4 won't be enough to stem the flow of iPhone buyers, new US research suggests, with the freshly-revealed fourth-gen flagship facing waning brand loyalty. Just 15-percent of US consumers intend to buy a Samsung phone within the next six months, Yankee Group's March research indicates, versus 40-percent aiming to buy an iPhone. Meanwhile, Samsung faces more difficulties persuading existing owners to replace their handset with another Samsung, the research group claims, compared to Apple loyalty.

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Samsung shores up suppliers as 10m Galaxy S4 sales predicted

Samsung shores up suppliers as 10m Galaxy S4 sales predicted

Samsung has learned from its supply chain hiccups and has steeled its manufacturing partners to meet expected Galaxy S4 demand, it's said, amid analyst predictions of potentially 10m sales in month one. The Korean company would not be drawn on what preparations had been made, but "ased on checks we had with suppliers," IBK Securities analyst Lee Seung-woo told Reuters, "Samsung has already done significant work to ensure smooth supply."

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BlackBerry Z10 sales estimates cut significantly

BlackBerry Z10 sales estimates cut significantly

While the BlackBerry Z10 released among a crowd of curious and eager onlookers, most of which were excited to see BlackBerry's newest offerings, the general public doesn't seem to be too crazy about the new Z10 according to Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley, who cut the sales forecast of BlackBerry's new smartphone from 1.75 million units to just 300,000.

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iPhone 5S preliminary production tipped for March, launch in June/July

iPhone 5S preliminary production tipped for March, launch in June/July

We were hoping after the launch of the iPhone 5 that we'd get at least a short break from the seemingly endless stream of rumor and speculation, but we quickly realized that wasn't going to happen. Here's some more speculation to toss on the ever-growing pile: Jefferies analyst Peter Misek thinks Apple has two new iPhone prototypes in testing. Care to guess what one of those prototypes is?

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Analyst: Wii U underperformed at GameStop during holiday season

Analyst: Wii U underperformed at GameStop during holiday season

With the holiday shopping rush comes the expectation that console and game sales will enjoy a boost. According to Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia, however, that wasn't quite the case for the Wii U. Bhatia said in a note today that sales of the Wii U and its games at GameStop have come in under expectations, which is a bit surprising considering that Wii U sales have seemed generally healthy so far.

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iPad mini tipped to make a massive splash in China

iPad mini tipped to make a massive splash in China

We're used to hearing about Apple devices selling out here in the US, and it appears that in China things aren't much different. Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White is saying today that iPad minis are flying off shelves there, after its launch in Hong Kong on back in November and China earlier this month. According to White, many stores in China and Hong Kong are out of stock, while the fourth-generation iPad, which launched at the same time, is still relatively easy to get.

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Google Maps for iOS may not last long, according to analyst

Google Maps for iOS may not last long, according to analyst

If you happened to jump on the Google Maps for iOS bandwagon a couple days ago, only because you thought Apple might take the app down, you're not alone. According to Technology Business Research analyst Ezra Gottheil, the new Google Maps app may not stay in the iTunes App Store forever, mentioning that a rejection into the App Store should've been "out of the question" in the first place.

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Apple HDTV product tipped as “imminent”

Apple HDTV product tipped as “imminent”

It may very well be time that Apple introduces another new product, this time taking what they've already got on the market with the ThunderBolt display and the Apple TV set-top box and combining them into one next-level product. This product - or something like it - was tipped this week by Jefferies analyst James Kisner whose anonymous source spoke with a North American cable provider (aka he said, she said, down the line) who said they were "working to estimate how much additional capacity may be needed for a new Apple device on their broadband data network." Another possibility here is that the talks earlier today with Dish and Google may have leaked over into Apple's universe.

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Remember bada? Well, it’s giving Windows Phone a kicking

Remember bada? Well, it’s giving Windows Phone a kicking

Samsung's bada platform may be less well known than Windows Phone, but it's still outselling Microsoft platform in worldwide smartphone sales. While the big movement may be up at the iOS and Android end, bada's 3-percent of the worldwide market share in Q3 2012 is, according to the latest clutch of stats from analysts Gartner, enough to eclipse Microsoft's OS at 2.4-percent. However, that could well change as Windows Phone 8 sales begin.

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