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AT&T set to spend $150m on Lumia 900 campaign

AT&T set to spend $150m on Lumia 900 campaign

Forget the iPhone. We are hearing AT&T is pulling out all the stops, along with their checkbook, and will be spending around $150 million on the Nokia Lumia 900 ad campaign. If recent reports from AdAge are accurate, AT&T will be going above and beyond what they did with the iPhone and will be spending plenty of green this month for Lumia marketing.

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Analysts predict tepid Nokia Lumia 900 sales

Analysts predict tepid Nokia Lumia 900 sales

While Nokia and AT&T are trying everything in their power to put the Lumia 900 in the minds of consumers, analysts are predicting lacklustre sales figures. Critics cite the fact that while Nokia is a known brand in the United States, it doesn’t carry the same weight as Apple or Samsung. Whatever comes of the Lumia 900 launch, it will set the stage for Nokia’s success or failure in the US smartphone market.

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Why the iPad Heat is Linked to Hot Sales

Why the iPad Heat is Linked to Hot Sales

This month the 2012 refresh of one of Apple's hottest commodities has been released: the iPad, and with it has come a surprising revelation on the part of hundreds if not thousands of customers - it gets hot when you use it! Imagine Apple's surprise when they found that their product, which does indeed stick inside their own specifications for heat index, was suddenly the center of a hot laps and hands situation. Here's my question for you, consumers and readers alike: have you personally felt an iPad that was significantly hotter than any other modern tablet that you also concurrently own?

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iPhone overtook BlackBerry sales in Canada last year

iPhone overtook BlackBerry sales in Canada last year

How times change. Back in 2008, RIM was comfortably outselling the iPhone with BlackBerry handsets by a factor of five to one. Now, just a few short years later, the tables have been turned. The iPhone is now outselling Blackberry handsets, and in RIM’s home country of Canada no less.

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Windows Phone outselling Symbian in the UK

Windows Phone outselling Symbian in the UK

Microsoft’s market share in the United States may have been slipping as of late, but what about in the UK? According to market research firm Kantar Worldpanel, Microsoft and Nokia’s gambit may be paying off: Windows Phone 7 has outsold Symbian handsets for the first time, and the Nokia Lumia 800 is proving popular across Europe too.

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Apple talks numbers – 172 million iOS devices sold last year

Apple talks numbers – 172 million iOS devices sold last year

The news is starting to flow in from the Apple event this morning and we have all the details in case you aren't watching our live stream. First up as usual Apple is talking about the numbers. Kicking things right off they mention "post-PC" devices. Those being the iPod, iPhone, and iPad -- and how they have changed the PC markets and been selling like hot cakes.

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Nokia’s position perfect for a Windows Phone win

Nokia’s position perfect for a Windows Phone win

With the final statistic in place, Nokia taking the top spot in the Windows Phone sales market, Nokia and Microsoft now need only to reap what they've sewn in the world of brand awareness. The entire globe knows the name Nokia and just about everyone on the planet has had experience with a Windows-based PC. These are two winning brands, and there's no good reason why they shouldn't be on the road to a winning position in the smartphone business in a much greater sense in the years ahead.

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Samsung Galaxy S II shipments hit 20 million in 9 months

Samsung Galaxy S II shipments hit 20 million in 9 months

The Samsung sales team must be popping bottles of champagne tonight as the Samsung Galaxy S II has been announced to have sold 20 million units since the line's launch in May. This number matches the sales of the original Galaxy S, this making the total number of "Galaxy" devices well past 40 million putting a reasonable dent in the 300 million Android devices in the world at the moment total. Samsung, as I'm sure you're aware, is more than confident that they're going to continue to do well through 2012.

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Apple-PC divide worse than originally reported

Apple-PC divide worse than originally reported

People didn't buy nearly as many Windows computers in the fourth quarter of 2011 as they did the year before. We already knew that, but now there's a footnote that presents an even worse picture for the PC market. It was originally presented that Apple computer sales grew by 20.7% from Q4 2010 to Q4 2011, and that PCs on the whole declined by 5.9%. When you look more closely, though, that latter number should be even worse.

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Apple Q1 2012 sales point to monster future for iPhone, death of iPod

Apple Q1 2012 sales point to monster future for iPhone, death of iPod

There's a lot to be said about the Q1 2012 sales report from Apple today, but one point stands out like a beacon: with 37,044,000 units and 24,417,000,000 (that's $24 billion) in revenue from iPhone and related products and services. This is compared to the units and revenue from the same category during Q4 of 2011 which ads up to 16,235,000 units and 10,468,000,000 in revenue - this means that Apple has more than DOUBLED their units and revenue in one quarter. Of course this includes the holiday season once Apple's Q1 started, so it's not that big a deal, right?

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Acer CEO speaks of massive Ultrabooks shipments for 2012

Acer CEO speaks of massive Ultrabooks shipments for 2012

This month we've gotten quite a helping of awesome showings from Acer in the mobile category, but more important than that, so their CEO says, is Ultrabooks, and how many of them they'll be shipping inside 2012. Because of how well the manufacturer did with their first Ultrabook, the Acer Aspire S3, they plan on really rolling out the shipments and the subsequent sales of their newest and most fabulous tiny monster, the Aspire S5. This is that tiny sliver of an Ultrabook you saw the day before CES 2012 this year, the one we got hands-on time with (also shown in this post.)

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Apple’s iMac accounts for nearly one-third of all-in-one PC sales last year

Apple’s iMac accounts for nearly one-third of all-in-one PC sales last year

Apple has once again put up some impressive numbers on the board, this time in the PC sales department, where the company's iMac product lineup has accounted for virtually one-third of all-in-one PC sales last year, according to estimates by DisplaySearch research published in Bloomberg. All-in-one desktop PC sales grew 39% in 2010 to 14.5 million units, and among those desktop sales, Apple accounted for 32.9 percent, establishing it as, well, the largest all-in-one PC maker in the world.

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