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Research firm pegs 2012 global phone shipments at 1.6 billion

Research firm pegs 2012 global phone shipments at 1.6 billion

Research firm Strategy Analytics has published its global phone shipments for 2012, and the results showing a total of 1.6 billion units shipped. Samsung dominated the list, followed closely by Nokia, with Apple coming in third with a fairly steep drop below its competition despite experiencing a record year. Chinese manufacturer ZTE came in fourth despite suffering a drop in sales.

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Apple Q1 2013 iPhone sales launch to 47.8 million units sold

Apple Q1 2013 iPhone sales launch to 47.8 million units sold

Apple has once again baffled the smartphone market with their announcement of having sold a massive 47.8 million iPhones (including the iPhone 5 this time around) in a single quarter. This week Apple is making their first report of the year with numbers surrounding their fiscal Q1 2013, this representing the quarter that ended for them on December 29th, 2012. The iPhone segment alone represented a massive jump for the company as last year this same quarter Apple sold 37 million iPhone units across the board.

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Apple iPhone Q1 sales tipped as largest ever – by far

Apple iPhone Q1 sales tipped as largest ever – by far

Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo spoke up after the group's financial report this week with sales numbers for the iPhone that, if the group's percentages hold true, tip off Apple having their most successful sales for the iPhone ever. These numbers add up starting with Verizon's note that they sold 6.2 million iPhones this past quarter. If you take what we know about Verizon's quarter before the one we're seeing now, you'll see they sold 3.1 million iPhones, that including only the first 10 days of sales for the iPhone 5 along with the other models Verizon carried at the time - from there you'll begin to see the massive jump.

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HP, Lenovo in tight battle over PC sales in Q4 2012

HP, Lenovo in tight battle over PC sales in Q4 2012

HP may still have the lead when it comes to global PC sales, but Lenovo is right behind in a very tight second. Research firm IDC reported that HP maintained its worldwide PC lead in the fourth quarter of 2012 despite a slight decline in sales. Shipments for the company went down by 0.6% from the same time last year, while Lenovo's grew by 8.2%.

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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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