Monday, February 11, 2013

Just the Facts

Sometimes there are just too many numbers and statistics. They tend to drown out what is really important. So this is what you should know and remember.

Cell Phone Profits - (all cellphones, not just the smart phones, which are, of course, gaining a bigger and bigger share):

Apple took home 72% of the profits with only 21.7% of unit sales (up from 15.4% in Q3).
Samsung's 29% of the profits came from 28.9% of unit sales (down from 32.3% in Q3).

Last quarter, Apple (AAPL) and Samsung so dominated the worldwide market for mobile phones (smart and dumb) that the rest of the manufacturers -- including Nokia (NOK), Motorola (GOOG), BlackBerry (BBRY), Sony (SNE), LG and HTC -- either broke even or lost money.

Andrea Nicole Baker

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