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Samsung Galaxy Note II sales top 1 million in South Korea

Samsung Galaxy Note II sales top 1 million in South Korea

Samsung's latest phablet-style smartphone, the Galaxy Note II, has proven its worthiness over in the states, but what about in the company's own home land of South Korea? It turns out that Samsung has sold one million Galaxy Note II units in the motherland alone, just over 90 days after launching back in September.

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AppSales for Android keeps track of all the holiday app deals

AppSales for Android keeps track of all the holiday app deals

Thanks to the holidays, tons of Android apps are going on sale, some of which are already on sale, but you're probably frustrated at how you can't keep up with all of the good deals at once, especially since some deals only last for 24 hours or so. However, a deal-aggregation app called AppSales looks to take the pain out of curating deals.

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Apple reaches highest-ever smartphone share in the US at 53.3%

Apple reaches highest-ever smartphone share in the US at 53.3%

In the recent past, Apple's shares haven't been doing too hot as it fights with Android to try to take the top spot in overall smartphone sales. However, things have turned around for the Cupertino-based company and now they've reached their highest-ever market share for smartphone sales in the US, reaching 53.3%

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Apple sells 20,000 iPhone 5 units in Russia during opening weekend

Apple sells 20,000 iPhone 5 units in Russia during opening weekend

We already know Apple sold two million iPhone 5s in China during launch weekend, thanks to heavy subsidies from Chinese carriers, but the new phone also launched in 32 other countries this weekend, one of them being Russia, which sold 20,000 iPhone 5s throughout Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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iPhone 5 first weekend sales in China reach 2 million

iPhone 5 first weekend sales in China reach 2 million

We learned late last month that the iPhone 5 was arriving to customers in China on December 14, and tonight, Apple has announced that the new device has sold two million units throughout the past three days. To compare, Apple sold five million iPhone 5s in the US during opening weekend toward the end of September.

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E-reader sales drop as consumers turn to tablets

E-reader sales drop as consumers turn to tablets

When e-ink screen ereaders first hit the market, there was a mixed bag of feedback; some users loved the combination of technology and readability, others hated the slow refresh rate. Over time, the devices made a significant dent in the market, gave the ebook industry a major boost, and prompted writers to challenge traditional publishing conventions. Now it looks like the device, for better or worse, is already losing its appeal as sales numbers dip.

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eBay says December 9 was its “biggest mobile shopping day”

eBay says December 9 was its “biggest mobile shopping day”

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, which means that a lot of companies are cleaning up. One of these companies is eBay, as it announced today that Sunday, December 9 was its "biggest mobile shopping day" ever. Of course, eBay's various sellers are making the most money from these mobile sales, but you can bet that eBay made a healthy amount of cash just from the sheer volume of transactions.

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LG boasts 10 million L-series phones sold

LG boasts 10 million L-series phones sold

While the Optimus G and the Nexus 4 might be the company's top products, LG also sells some pretty mean mid-range devices as well, specifically the Optimus L-series. The company first launched its L-series devices at Mobile World Congress back in February, and has since sold 10 million of them. The series consists of four different models, the latest being the flagship L-series handset, the Optimus L9.

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AT&T on track for record quarter, already sold 6.4 million smartphones

AT&T on track for record quarter, already sold 6.4 million smartphones

While the end of quarters are usually when companies report their earnings and sales numbers, AT&T decided to provide a small update on how the company is doing mid-quarter. According to AT&T CEO Ralph de le Vega, the carrier is on track for a record fourth quarter this year with the hopes of selling the most smartphones ever in one quarter. Vega notes that they've already sold 6.4 million of them this quarter.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II sales reach $1 billion in 15 days

Call of Duty: Black Ops II sales reach $1 billion in 15 days

It looks like Activision skipped their usual five-day totaling of Call of Duty sales, which they've done every year for the Call of Duty series, but instead, the publisher announced this morning that the latest installment of Call of Duty, Black Ops II, grossed $1 billion in just 15 days -- that's one day sooner than Modern Warfare 3, which grossed $1 billion in 16 days.

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iPhone 5 two-handsets-per-customer limitation lifted

iPhone 5 two-handsets-per-customer limitation lifted

There has been a notable shortage in iPhone 5 supplies, with Foxconn having reported since the phone's launch that it was having trouble keeping up with demand. To help ease the supply burdens, Apple instituted a two-handsets-per-customer rule. That limitation has been lifted, however, now that supply issues are being shorted out.

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Windows 8 licenses blast past 40 million sold

Windows 8 licenses blast past 40 million sold

The folks at Microsoft are glad to report that they've reached 40 million Windows 8 licenses sold in the new operating system's first month on the market. Microsoft notes specifically that "to-date Microsoft has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses" and wants to make it clear that they're not just pumped up about this pace of upgrade and new users, they're glad to share that it's outpacing the adoption of Windows 7.

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