Written by administrator on August 1st, 2012
Apple gains users, but Samsung still the mobile-phone leader
News from CNET:
Mobile-phone stats from ComScore show a decline in market share for Samsung in the June quarter. But the Korean manufacturer still reigns supreme.
August 1, 2012 9:03 AM PDT
Apple scored the greatest gain in market share among cell phone makers last quarter but was stuck in third place behind Samsung and LG.
Looking at the three months ending with June, ComScore pegged Apple with a 15.4 percent share of the U.S. mobile-phone market, up from 14 percent the prior three months. Such growth surpassed that of the other top three players, each of which saw a dip in market share.
Samsung’s chunk of the market fell to 25.6 percent from 26 percent, but the company remained the dominant player. In second place was LG with an 18.8 percent share, down from 19.3 percent the prior three months.
Over the same period, Motorola took home an 11.7 percent share, down from 12.8 percent. Though in fifth place, HTC eked out a small gain with a share of 6.4 percent, up from 6 percent. Overall, 234 million Americans age 13 and older were users of mobile phones for the quarter.
Samsung has seen huge demand for its Galaxy class phones. But with a
Greg Schwem: Repair my cellphone, repair my life
News from Chicago Tribune:
July 31, 2012|By Greg Schwem, Tribune Media Services | Humor Hotel
I used to think the Department of Motor Vehicles was the best place to find a collection of individuals in catatonic states that cannot be broken, even when an employee says, “it will just be a few more minutes.”
Then I visited a cellphone repair store.
The latter occurred while on a business trip to Las Vegas. My loyal Blackberry Bold suddenly turned into the Blackberry Timid. Calls dropped, keys became stuck and the Trackpad was neither tracking or padding. Eventually the Bold froze completely, prompting me to use my lonely in-room phone at the Bellagio to make a 90-second call to a local Sprint store and set up an appointment. Bellagio personnel termed that a “long distance call” and charged me $ 12……………. continues on Chicago Tribune