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LG announed that they have now shipped 1 million Optimus G smartphones. Company also revealed that it’s going to bring Optimus G to Europe and to China in Q1 2013. LG Optimus G was launched in the latter part of 2012, and now LG proudly announced that they have reached 1 million units shipped milestone. While you can’t quite compare these sales number to Galaxy S3 or iPhone, 1 million units shipped from LG is pretty impressive considering the limited availability of the device. LG Optimus G is currently available in South Korea, Canada, Japan and the United States.
LG is on the increase in term of smartphone sales, in Q3 2012 company broke it’s record in smartphones sales, and that was even before Nexus 4 sales numbers. LG is set to announce it’s Q4 earnings on January 30th, and it will be very interested how Nexus 4 impacted these numbers.
One of the wildest and futuristic gadgets in the CES 2013 must be HAPIfork. It’s a “smart fork” that has a bluetooth radio, a capacitive sensor, and a vibration motor built-in. Basic idea is that as you eat, every time the fork touches your mouth it triggers a sensor, measuring your bites on the app. It even tells you to eat slower by vibrating if you eat too fast. HAPIfork was created by French HABIlabs’, and the idea was to help you to eat slower and it helps you lose weight.
The fork pairs with your mobile app that not only tracks every bite, but also when your meal begins, ends, and even how long each “fork duration” is. Hapilabs says that its fork will be available soon for $99.99. A USB version that pairs with your computer is set for release in Q2, but if you want to hook your fork up to your mobile you’ll have to wait until Q3 for the Bluetooth-enabled version.
Accroding to report from Bloomberg, Taiwanese company HTC, made just $34 million in net income in quarter 4 2012. quarter 4 2012′s net income is the lowest income company made since the 2004. Company’s finances were actually slightly better than analysts expected, but $99 million drop from the Q3, and $322 million drop from year-over-year is not very pretty to watch. Even Taiwanese company released multiple flagship models(DROID DNA and Windows Phone 8X) they couldn’t make the best out of it. Need to remember too that these releases were in the middle of the quarter and so didn’t fully impact to the final result. HTC’s CEO Peter Chou though believes that “the worst for HTC has probably passed,” adding that the company will increase marketing budget considerably in effort to compete with Samsung.
HTC is introducing 7-inch and 12-inch Windows RT tablets in 2013, according to report from Bloomberg. The 7-inch and 12-inch tablets are based on Qualcomm chips with Windows RT. If you remember earlier reports that HTC is excluded from the Windows tablet world. If this new report will become reality, we can wait HTC Windows RT tablets in Q3 2013, although there’s no information about the pricing.
More interesting this makes is that, 7-inch tablet is said to be able of making phone calls, similar as Samsung Galaxy tab 7.7. HTC’s entry to the Windows tablet world is based on Microsoft’s desire for more manufacturers and greater diversity in the tablet lineup.
Amazon has turned their attention to Foxconn to manufacture Amazon branded smartphone, according to Taiwan Economic News. Amazon is also believed to have put 5 million unit order to Foxconn. According to the report, Amazon would launch their smartphone in Q2 or Q3 in 2013, with price of $100-to-$200.
Gartner has released a mobile phones and smartphones sales report for Q3 2012. Mobile phone sales are slowing again on Q3, but smartphone sales jumped up 46.7 percent. Smartphone sales accounted 39.6 percent of total mobile phones sold. Not surprising for anyone Samsung (005930) and Apple (AAPL) both vendors together controlled 46.5 percent of smartphone market, leaving others far behind. Nokia (NOK) slipped from 3rd position in the second quarter of 2012 to 7th position in smartphone sales. Rim moved to 3rd and HTC is now 4th, both companies seeing their sales declining rapidly.
Check out the full report from Gartner from the link below.
Apple (AAPL) is reportedly started iPhone 5S production ahead of first half 2013 launch. Apple’s product launch schedule seems to be turned up side down, until iPad 4 launch the new product launch schedule were roughly a year, but now it seems that new product launch schedule is more rapid. Initial volumes are said to be in the range of 50,000 to 100,000 units.
The volume production of iPhone 5S is believed to start in the Q1 of 2013. It’s also believed that Apple is going to release new iPad Mini quarter later than the iPhone 5S, Apple is doing so because they’ve got lots of complaints of the iPad Mini’s poor display.
Samsung (005930) galaxy S3 was the world’s top seller in Q3, dethroning Apple’s iPhone 4S, according to Strategy Analytics. This is the first in a long time since some other smartphone manufacturer held the top place in the world of smartphones, before Apple (AAPL) the top place belonged to Nokia (NOK). Samsung sold 18 million Galaxy S3 devices in Q3 2012 and now have 11 percent piece of the smartphone markets. Apple sold 16.2 million iPhone 4S smartphone and was second.
Strategy Analytics executive Neil Mawston thinks that launch of iPhone 5 cannibalized the iPhone 4S sales, he also believes that in Q4, iPhone 5 will be on the number 1 spot. Check out the press release from below.
November 8, 2012 09:22
According to new research from our Country Share Tracker (CST) service, Samsung’s Galaxy S3 overtook Apple’s iPhone 4S to become the world’s best-selling smartphone model for the first time ever in the third quarter of 2012. A large touchscreen, extensive distribution and generous operator subsidies have propelled the Galaxy S3 to the top spot.
Samsung’s Galaxy S3 smartphone model shipped 18.0 million units worldwide during the third quarter of 2012. The Galaxy S3 captured an impressive 11 percent share of all smartphones shipped globally and it has become the world’s best-selling smartphone model for the first time ever. A large touchscreen design, extensive distribution across dozens of countries, and generous operator subsidies have been among the main causes of the Galaxy S3′s success.
Apple shipped an estimated 16.2 million iPhone 4S units worldwide for second place, as consumers temporarily held off purchases in anticipation of a widely expected iPhone 5 upgrade at the end of the quarter.
Samsung’s Galaxy S3 has proven wildly popular with consumers and operators across North America, Europe and Asia. However, the Galaxy S3′s position as the world’s best-selling smartphone model is likely to be short-lived. The Apple iPhone 5 has gotten off to a solid start already with an estimated 6.0 million units shipped globally during Q3 2012. We expect the new iPhone 5 to out-ship Samsung’s Galaxy S3 in the coming fourth quarter of 2012 and Apple should soon reclaim the title of the world’s most popular smartphone model.
And The Winner of TonisTechBlog’s iPad Mini Giveaway is… Per Larsson, he chose the black version and black he will get.!
Apparently he lives in Sweden, and he tweeted the necessary tweet and left a comment per day. So good luck to you Per, and send me your details via email, which you can find from the site. The winner was chosen by using random.org random.number generator.
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One more thing…
Im going to do another giveaway when Tonistechblog’s Facebook page gets 1000 Likes, and i will let you know more of the details later, but i can tell you that it’s going to be huge…maybe a bundle of tech products. So if you want that I do more these giveaways put the word out there and lets get 1000 likes for tonistechblog’s Facebook page.
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Thank you guys from big support for TonisTechBlog.com and you are the reason why i blog about tech! Of course it’s my biggest passions to be a blogger and especially tech one. Now i’m doing iPad Mini 16GB Wi-Fi giveaway, just to say thank you for reading my blog and supporting it. So just read the rules from below and participate to this giveaway and iPad Mini could be yours!
- You need to have Twitter account
- Tweet this post by pressing Tweet button below (yes below, not that one on the left).
- Leave a comment below, you can just say which color you want (White or Black).
- iPad Mini Giveaway competition runs through November 5th 2012 to December 5th 2012.
- 1 Comment per day (if you leave more you are off the competition).
- I will randomly pick one winner who has tweeted the tweet from below and who submitted comment below.
- iPad Mini need to be available in your country’s Apple store.
So i’ve been asked a lot of questions about this giveaway and here is some answers to those questions.
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Tablet shipments grew 6.7 percent in quarter three of 2012 and there’s no surprise that Apple is still holding top position. Tablet shipments grew also staggering 49.5 percent since the same period last year. Apple shipped almost half of the 27.8 million tablets shipments in Q3 2013, but still lost significant amount of market share, dropping to 50.4 percent from 65.5 precent in the second quarter. Main reason for Apple’s drop is according to IDC that customers wanted to wait for iPad Mini to arrive, but they also think that iPad Mini’s high asking price $329 might turn customers to get less expensive Android tablet.
Samsung was the second on the list shipping over 5 million tablets in quarter three and increasing market share to 18.4 percent, mainly because of good sales of Galaxy Tab and Note 10.1. ASUS shipped around 2.5 tablets, thanks to huge popularity of Nexus 7. Amazon shipped also around 2.5 million tablets, mainly of Kindle Fire HD success.
IDC previosuly expected Apple’s tablet market share to drop down and Android tablets sales to go up, and it seems now that those predictions are slowly coming true.