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iPhone sales could top 50 million in Q4

iPhone sales could top 50 million in Q4

We aren't sure if analysts love or hate predicting sales of Apple's extremely popular devices, but the iPhone always gets its fair share of predictions. While some suggested 8-10 million iPhone 5 smartphones would be sold in September, opening weekend only saw about 5 million total. Now we're seeing predictions for all iPhone models topping 50 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 alone.

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Amazon’s Kindle readers and tablets booted from Walmart shelves

Amazon’s Kindle readers and tablets booted from Walmart shelves

The online retail giant Amazon has a huge audience for selling their tablets and Kindle eReaders on the web, but when you don't have a storefront you'll take all the help you can get. In terms of brick and mortar stores there's only a handful of opportunities for Amazon's new Kindle Fire HD tablet -- and today they're losing a big one.

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Apple: Stores in 12 countries serving over 83 million visitors

Apple: Stores in 12 countries serving over 83 million visitors

Things just kicked off here in San Fransisco where momentarily Apple will be unveiling the all new iPhone 5. We expect some great things to come from today's event but as usual they're talking numbers. In case you're not following along you can watch it all unfold on our live blog at live.slashgear.com, then check out the mind boggling numbers below.

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NPD: Darksiders II sold 247k copies in August, takes top software spot

NPD: Darksiders II sold 247k copies in August, takes top software spot

NPD has released its sales statistics for the US video game market in August, and Darksiders II has taken the software crown. That's in a month where every category tumbled year-over-year, with total software sales falling by a significant 20% to $515.6 million. The decline in software sales didn't sting as much, with that number only dropping 11% year-over-year before resting at $252.8 million for the month.

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Nokia: Over 7 million Lumia phones sold, 4 million last quarter

Nokia: Over 7 million Lumia phones sold, 4 million last quarter

Fresh off of the official announcement for the new Lumia 920 that's been hotly anticipated we are now hearing some additional details and numbers regarding Nokia's popular Lumia line for Windows Phone. While we haven't heard actual sales figures before the Finnish phone makers revealed a bit of numbers earlier today.

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iPhone 5 sales set to exceed 10 million this quarter

iPhone 5 sales set to exceed 10 million this quarter

With Apple finally announcing that next Wednesday, September 12th, will be the day we all see the brand new iPhone 5 all those market watchers and predictions are ramping up. After Apple made their announcement this morning researchers have already started predicting Apple's sales this quarter could go way beyond previous predictions with the arrival of the iPhone 5.

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PS Vita hits 2.2 million sales, Sony to implement shift in marketing

PS Vita hits 2.2 million sales, Sony to implement shift in marketing

Sony has shared the latest PS Vita numbers, revealing that the beleaguered handheld has achieved 2.2 million worldwide sales as of June 30. When we last checked in with the Vita back in May, it had sold 1.8 million, so were looking at a 400,000 unit gain in about two months' time. 400,000 sales in two months isn't terrible, but it could definitely be a lot better.

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Samsung sells 10m Galaxy Notes in nine months

Samsung sells 10m Galaxy Notes in nine months

There are those out there who love the Galaxy Note and those who hate it, but Samsung has managed to shift an impressive number of Notes despite the air of confusion surrounding the device. The large smartphone - or small tablet, depending on how you look at it - had been snapped up five million times in March, with Samsung reaching seven million sales in June. At yesterday’s Galaxy Note 10.1 event, the company revealed that it had sold a total of 10 million units over the course of nine months.

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HTC: “We are coming back.”

HTC: “We are coming back.”

Nokia isn’t the only company facing trouble, with HTC receiving a battering from Apple and Samsung in smartphone sales. The company has tried to streamline its product line, but consumers still seem to be turning to the Galaxy S line as well as the iPhone. Bloomberg reports that Peter Chou, CEO of HTC, has sent out a email designed to rally employees, describing how the company needs to get to grips with the current situation.

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Gartner: Worldwide phone sales shrink 2.3%

Gartner: Worldwide phone sales shrink 2.3%

According to research and analyst firm Gartner, the worldwide mobile phone market shrank by 2.3% in the second quarter of this year compared to the same period last year. Gartner cites the worldwide economy as the reason for the decline, and also points to current smartphone owners holding off on upgrading their handsets as the release of the next iPhone looms large.

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RIM mulling NewBay and assets sale

RIM mulling NewBay and assets sale

RIM is facing troubling times as it continues to lose money, trying to stem the problem by cutting jobs and focusing development on BlackBerry 10 for a rollout in the first quarter of 2013. In the meantime, the company is hoping to sell off some unwanted assets, not unlike what Nokia has been doing as of late. According to Reuters, RIM is looking for a suitor for NewBay, its cloud services provider.

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Xbox 360 tops console sales charts once again in July

Xbox 360 tops console sales charts once again in July

The games industry as a whole may be suffering from a decline, but don't tell Microsoft that. According to NPD, the Xbox 360 was the top-selling console for the month of July, marking its 19th consecutive month at the top of the chart. That's not all either, as total retail spend on Xbox 360 consoles, software, and accessories reached $218 million, more than what was spent on the on the PS3 and the Wii combined.

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