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Apple and Samsung grab over half smartphone share as phone sales slim in 2012

Apple and Samsung grab over half smartphone share as phone sales slim in 2012

Apple and Samsung now collectively dominate more than half of the worldwide smartphone market by sales, according to new research, though the phone market as a whole shrank slightly in 2012, year-on-year. Samsung held pole position, Gartner said, in both smartphones and phones generally, with almost 385m global sales in the year; Apple's sales reached 130m units for the same period. Meanwhile, Huawei managed to snag the number three spot in Q4 2012, though Gartner points out that it's far from a stable position.

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Huawei MWC 2013 press event invite tips Ascend P2 and 8-core CPU

Huawei MWC 2013 press event invite tips Ascend P2 and 8-core CPU

This week Huawei has made their Mobile World Congress 2013 presence official with an invitation to their main event. This event will quite likely continue to reveal the Ascend lineup of smartphones running Android with high definition displays and powerful processors under their respective hoods. We saw the massive Ascend Mate 6.1-inch display-toting beast as well as the lovely Ascend D2 with 5-inch 1080p display at CES 2013, and as it was tipped by Huawei CEO of Consumer Business Group's Richard Yu, the next step may be the Huawei Ascend P2. This device has been suggested to be coming with a processor packing 8 CPU cores.

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Huawei to offer budget-friendly 4Afrika Windows Phone handset in Africa

Huawei to offer budget-friendly 4Afrika Windows Phone handset in Africa

Microsoft has announced a partnership with Huawei, a Chinese manufacturer known for its lower-end smartphones, to produce a budget-friendly Windows Phone handset for Africa called 4Afrika. The smartphone will only cost $150, and will be launched in seven countries, with more to follow. The handset will be first introduced in Cairo, Nairobi, Lagos, Abidjan, Ivory Coast, and Johannesburg.

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Huawei shocks smartphone market with 3rd place finish in 2012: IDC

Huawei shocks smartphone market with 3rd place finish in 2012: IDC

This week we're having a bit of a double-take on the IDC's release outlining the fourth quarter mobile device market share breakdown for the end of 2012, with none other than Huawei taking third place. This is absolutely surprising as all get-out as Huawei has never before cracked the top 5 smartphone vendors in the world - it's only been inside the top 10 before now. Groups like LG, Motorola, and Nokia do not appear in the top 5 for smartphone sales in the quarter, while Nokia sits pretty in second place for total mobile phone "Vendors, Shipments, and Market Share" for 2012 (that includes non-smart phones).

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Huawei Ascend P2 strikes a pose in leaked press shot

Huawei Ascend P2 strikes a pose in leaked press shot

A lot of Android users took interest in the Huawei Ascend Mate P1, so the fact that its rumored follow up is pulling in a lot of attention isn't much of a surprise. Today @evleaks is stoking the fire, leaking a press shot for the Ascent P2. We have to say that the Ascend P2 looks pretty snazzy, with Huawei clearly putting a focus on design with this latest handset.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 11, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 11, 2013

Well folks, after a long week, we're back from CES 2013. We covered a lot of stuff during our time there, and while you can find all of our coverage by navigating to our CES portal, we've also put together a few wrap-ups that bring together the most impressive of what we saw. First up for the day was our PC and Windows 8 wrap-up, which was shortly followed by our Android CES wrap-up, and then finally our gaming wrap-up. Considering the massive amount of news that came out of CES, you might be thinking that the number of wrap-ups seems a little low. You'd be right - we've got more wrap-ups coming this weekend, so sit back and watch as we recap all of the biggest stories to hit during the show.

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