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Verizon: 2.7m iPhones and 2.9m Android devices sold in Q2 ’12

Verizon: 2.7m iPhones and 2.9m Android devices sold in Q2 ’12

Here’s an interesting little tidbit out of Verizon’s Q2 conference call today: the company sold 2.7 million iPhones in the second quarter, and 2.9 million Android devices. The iPhone figures are down slightly compared to Q1, where the carrier sold 3.2 million iPhones. That’s to be expected this long after the launch of the latest generation iPhone, but Android seems to have held steady, selling 2.9 million devices last quarter.

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Verizon reaches 94.2m customers: 50% using smartphones

Verizon reaches 94.2m customers: 50% using smartphones

Verizon Wireless today announced its Q2 results for 2012, revealing that total revenues were $18.6 billion, resulting in a income margin of 30.8%. Overall, revenue is up 7.4% compared to the Q2 ‘11, and the income margin has also reached a record high. Tthe company added 1.2 million retail customers in the second quarter, with 888,000 of those being postpaid. That bumps the total number of Verizon Wireless customers up to 94.2 million, a 4.9% increase on last year's numbers.

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Samsung acquires CSR technologies and patents for $310m

Samsung acquires CSR technologies and patents for $310m

Samsung has today acquired the wireless technology side of CSR’s business. CSR is a UK technology company that deals in single-chip Bluetooth solutions, with Samsung’s $310 million purchase of the phone connectivity technologies allowing the South Korean company to make use of various patents. Around 310 members of staff will also be transferred to Samsung as part of the deal.

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Some Nexus 7 orders starting to ship in the UK

Some Nexus 7 orders starting to ship in the UK

Several retailers in the UK will be carrying the 16GB version of the Nexus 7, with stock reportedly coming in on July 20th. Ebuyer looks to have received some of the tablets earlier than expected, with one user taking to Google+ to say his order was being prepared for shipment. Checking Ebuyer’s site earlier showed that the retailer did have a small amount of the tablet in stock, but the company seems to have run out, with the tablet going back to pre-order status.

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Google Nexus 7 costs $151.75 to build, says iSuppli

Google Nexus 7 costs $151.75 to build, says iSuppli

Google dropped some hints that the Nexus 7 was essentially being sold at cost, and previous estimates have put the build cost of the 8GB version of the tablet at around $184 which would leave Google and ASUS with a mere $15 in profit. That’s not even taking into account marketing, research and development, and all the other areas that make up the creation of a gadget. Now IHS iSuppli has taken a look at the Nexus 7, and their own teardown estimate puts the cost at around $152.

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Samsung estimates $5.88bn Q2 ’12 profit

Samsung estimates $5.88bn Q2 ’12 profit

We know you’re perched on the edge of your seat waiting to hear Samsung’s Q2 financials, so we won’t keep you waiting. The South Korean company has issued its earnings guidance for the second quarter, reporting approximate sales of ₩47 trillion (~$41.31 billion) and an approximate operating profit of ₩6.7 trillion (~$5.88 billion). You’ll have to wait a little longer to hear the full numbers though.

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Dell to purchase Quest for $2.4 billion

Dell to purchase Quest for $2.4 billion

Dell has today announced that it will be purchasing Quest, a company that provides IT management software for businesses. Dell looks to be stocking up on software solutions in order to differentiate itself from its competitors and add to a growing patent portfolio. The acquisition of Quest means that Dell will be able to expands its software to in systems management, security, data protection, and workspace management.

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Qualcomm extends Vuforia augmented reality to the cloud

Qualcomm extends Vuforia augmented reality to the cloud

Remember Vuforia? Qualcomm’s augmented reality platform allows you to scan real world objects and create “interactive experiences” on your smartphone or tablet. The technology had its limitation though, only scanning photos against a local database of 80 images. Now Qualcomm has announced that by adding the cloud into the mix, so the platform can perform image recognition against over one million images.

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