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Android Leads Mobile Sales as Symbian Takes a Dip Worldwide

Android Leads Mobile Sales as Symbian Takes a Dip Worldwide

There's been a rather sizable increase in mobile units moved compared to last year, a 16.5 percent increase to be more specific, this being one of the more impressive statistics released in a Gartner study arriving today. This 16.5 percent is tied to the second quarter of this year, 2011, as compared to the second quarter sales from one year ago, this year's total adding up to 428.7 million units. The leader of this pack of smartphones is Android, a very different situation compared to last year at this time when Symbian was still the very clear forerunner.

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Apple’s Q2 Sales Results Show 18.65 million iPhones, 4.69 Million iPads, Apparent Growth

Apple’s Q2 Sales Results Show 18.65 million iPhones, 4.69 Million iPads, Apparent Growth

It appears that Apple's sales call has shown the company to - surprise - be growing wildly, while the numbers on iPad sales specifically seem to be ever so slightly slipping. The sales call included the computer giant's fiscal 2011 quarter ending on March 26th, 2011. During this quarter they've posted record second quarter revenue of $24.67 billion as well as record second quarter net profit of $5.00 billion, this translating to $6.40 per diluted share. Stock prices at the moment I publish this post:

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iPad 2 Arrives at Radio Shack TOMORROW

iPad 2 Arrives at Radio Shack TOMORROW

That's right all you crazy iPad 2 seekers who still haven't been able to purchase the wildly popular tablet computer, you'll get your chance tomorrow when Radio Shack has the slate available at 500 locations across the USA. You'll only know if your store will be carrying the tablet if you call, but for those that do, you can rest assure that they'll have at least ONE tablet in stock. Beyond that, not much else is known! What we DO know is that some of these locations will sell out instantly while others (like the ones up here in Minnesota) will have their whole stock in stock forever.

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Apple iPad crushes the competition

Apple iPad crushes the competition

Jobs announced a major win this morning while unveiling the new iPad 2 to those of us in the press. Speaking from San Francisco, he announced the release of this new tablet and spoke of the strength of the company moving into 2011. Apple's sales are more than strong. The industry giant has managed to nail the tablet market while hitting a huge milestone in the smart phone market. Steve Jobs announced this during his presentation today in San Francisco. He also presented figures on the more than phenomenal 2010 iPad sales figures.

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iOS Accounts for 65% of Apple’s Current Sales

iOS Accounts for 65% of Apple’s Current Sales

Oh my goodness gracious. Take a peek at the chart below created by the talented folks over at asymco. It depicts Apple's quarterly sales since the fourth quarter of 2005, three quarters before the iPhone was first released. The most staggering factor might either be the very obvious upward moving trend without very much of a dip since the chart began, or it might be the face that even though the iPhone (which was released in 2007) was the only iOS device out three and a half years ago, this past quarter iOS accounted for 65% of Apple's sales. That's monstrous.

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Apple COO Tim Cook Dismisses Android Tablets as Bizarre and Vapor

Apple COO Tim Cook Dismisses Android Tablets as Bizarre and Vapor

Today there's been quite the outpouring of yahoos and woops for the release of Apple's first quarter results which showed a growth in revenue by 71 percent and an earnings growth of 78 percent. Wowzers. Not only that, but iPads alone sold 7.33 million, that's MILLION during this past quarter. That's a lot, if you don't already know. This might very well be because of the apparent lack of competition in tablet-based computers on the market. Today in the accompanying sales call with Apple, COO Tim Cook took time to respond to a question on competition, and his words were sharply put.

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Amazon Likely to Break 8 Million Kindle Units Sold This Year

Amazon Likely to Break 8 Million Kindle Units Sold This Year

And that's a LOT. Not really the most a pad-type piece of tech has sold, compared to Apple's 4.5 million iPads sold PER QUARTER this year (according to Tech CNN), but heck! It's up there! And it's over 60 percent more than analysts projected on Bloomberg. Business Week's spoken with two sources "aware of the company's sales projections" who say that compared to last year's 2.4 million Kindles, their figures for this year are monstrous. Bloomberg estimated, on average, that Amazon would sell 5 million Kindles in 2010.

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Wine Vending Machines in Pennsylvania

Wine Vending Machines in Pennsylvania

I always knew that some day I'd be able to use that title for a post. That day has come. There are now wine vending machines in Pennsylvania, where there's no such thing as a legal independent wine and liquor store. For real! Pennsylvania is notorious for its strange liquor laws, this Wine Vending Machine move the latest in efforts to get liquor to regular residents safely. Certainly they'll be delivering wine strangely, with a process that might end up leading to more spreading of germs via the mouth than it does tasty glasses of red or white.

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The SlashGear Black Friday Deal Guide of Complete Excellence

The SlashGear Black Friday Deal Guide of Complete Excellence

So you'd like some deals, yes? I'd like some deals, we'd ALL like some deals. But do you want to go out into the streets and risk getting punched in the face, that's the real question. Here at SlashGear, we know your pain. We know you want to get a sweet discount on your favorite device, service, or strange product (my favorite), but you want to know if you're going to have to jump out of bed to do it, or if you're going to be able to just chill in your Turkey-basted leftovers haze. Therefor the first way we're separating deals here in The SlashGear Black Friday Deal Guide of Complete Excellence is in two categories: Online and In the Streets. This is also a LIVE post, meaning we'll be adding to it as that faithful day approaches.

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Apple Proves People WILL Buy The Beatles Music from iTunes, Lots of it

Apple Proves People WILL Buy The Beatles Music from iTunes, Lots of it

Over the past few days there's been talk about how in many cases, The Beatles can be purchased in physical form (CDs, for example) for much cheaper than they can be purchase over at iTunes. Case in point: this guy who found he could buy The Beatles box set for $100 in physical form or for $149 as a download on iTunes. Despite this, and despite the fact that, wait, doesn't everyone already own all The Beatles music?, Apple sold two million songs or 450,000 albums in a week (according to Billboard.) Apple noted that the top album so far has been Abbey Road and the top song has been Here Comes the Sun (due in no small part more than likely to the new Apple/Beatles TV ad spot.

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Want a Job? Google Plans on Hiring 2,000 Employees Around the World

Want a Job? Google Plans on Hiring 2,000 Employees Around the World

Get ready for a battle! Google Inc plans on hiring MORE than 2,000 people from man places around the globe, engaging in aggressive hiring and battling to best their rivals. Rueters tallies approximately 2,076 positions available on Google's job site, this after Google's Finance Chief told investors just this past September that they'd be waging a "war for talent." This giant number is up six times as much as it was from a similar tally taken in March of 2009. Since the beginning of the year, the amount of employees has swelled around 18 percent.

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