DailyTech - Windows Phone, BlackBerry Smartphone Market Share Falls to 2.5%, 0.5% Respectively
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Quit jammin' me: Smartphones overstate their IQs | Dallas Morning News
There is a persistent level of demand for small phones. (You probably know someone who likes the fact they can use them with one hand and they fit in your pocket easily.) But it is not as significant as the demand for "phablets" with big screens that make videos and photos a pleasure.
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Ugly Market Data For Apple Shows How Desperately It Needs iPhone 6 To Be A Hit - Yahoo Finance
It's no wonder that Samsung is losing the battle at the moment, then -- while the company has budget handsets, it's heavily invested in high-end hardware like the Galaxy S line . The influx of low-cost devices also helps to explain year-over-year dips in market share for both iOS (11.7 percent) and Windows Phone (2.5 percent), which pale next to Android's 84.7 percent slice of the pie. Apple doesn't participate in the sub-$200 realm to start with, so it won't compete in terms of sheer units; it's doing fine profit-wise . Windows Phone, meanwhile, has few bona fide hits in this space outside of the aging Lumia 520 .
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Samsung found itself atop the list, having shipped 74.3 million smartphones during Q2 2014. This week, IDC is providing figures outlining how smartphone operating systems are fairing in the global market. Not surprisingly, smartphones running Android and iOS are doing quite well in the market. Over 255 million smartphones were shipped in Q2 2014 running Android OS, equating to a whopping 84.7 percent of the market. The shipment figures represented a 33.3 percent increase over the same period in 2013.
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