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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Lawyers? No App For That!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 04:35 PM

http://www.businessweek.com/news/20...with-nokia.html

"Steve Jobs made Apple Inc.'s iPhone one of the best-selling smartphones on the market with its touch screen, fast Web connection and access to more than 300,000 downloadable applications. Now he's adding lawyers to the mix."

Apple battles Nokia this week, and then when that fight is over, or perhaps during it, they will be crossing swords with HTC and Motorola. Interesting that they note in the article that Apple "has been the most sued since 2008, the year after the iPhone debuted."


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Motorola Versus Apple

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 06:00 AM

http://theappleblog.com/2010/10/06/...+(TheAppleBlog)

"Today, Motorola filed suit regarding three complaints against Apple over patent infringements. The complaints deal with antenna design and other associated smartphone technologies covered in 18 patents held by Motorola. According to Kirk Daily (via CNNMoney), Motorola Mobility's corporate VP of intellecual property, legal action was a last resort taken after licensing negotiations with Apple broke down."

This after losing a patent battle that has the potential to cost Apple $625 million USD in legal fines as well as the suit and counter-suit fight with Nokia. So it hasn't been the best week from a legal standpoint but they should be used to it, the being sued part not the losing. At least they aren't alone in the courtroom, as Microsoft is now suing Motorola. They fight hard in the smartphone world don't they?


Monday, May 3, 2010

Apple is Now the Biggest Mobile Phone Maker in the US, Sorry Motorola

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.9to5mac.com/iphone_sales...e+Intelligence)

"Apple has eclipsed Motorola as the biggest mobile phone maker in the US, while fresh research tells us iPhone-driven global smartphone sales grew 50 per cent in the first quarter. Meanwhile, over half a million iPhones sold in just five months in South Korea."

Motorola still made a profit, but Apple has surpassed them in numbers by selling 8.8 million iPhones compared to Motorola which sold 8.5 million. This is down 6.2 million phones since the same time last year, which is quite a drop, but its an even further drop from the Razr days of four years ago when they sold 46.1 million phones. Apples share in the smartphone market is roughly 16.4 percent for Q1 2010, up from 10.6 percent for the same time last year.


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

NPD: iPhone Has Surpassed the RAZR

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.cnbc.com/id/27646992?sr=hotnews

"NPD reports that the 3G version of the iPhone surpassed Motorola's RAZR as the leading handset purchased by adult consumers during the third quarter in the United States. That'd be a big deal no matter when it happened, but it ends RAZR's 12-quarter winning streak as the nation's top handset. Not surpassed by BlackBerry (#3), or some offering from LG (#4 and #5), but iPhone. "The displacement of the RAZR by the iPhone 3G represents a watershed shift in handset design from fashion to fashionable functionality," says NPD's director of industry analysis Ross Rubin in a release this morning."

Let's be honest about something. We all knew that some phone at some point would replace the RAZR. It's been the number one phone on the market for so long it's hard to remember what the number one phone was before it (although I'd hazard a guess that it was some model of the StarTac, another Motorola property). The fact that the iPhone 3G is the phone to unseat the RAZR says two things to me.

Firstly, people aren't buying solely on price anymore, or the RAZR would be whipping the iPhone all the way around the block.

Secondly, people aren't interested in limited feature set phones to the degree they were a few years ago.

When you combine these two things, plus a great overall device that has a positive aura around it, it's hard to make the case that this isn't exactly what was "supposed" to happen; the only surprise being it happened this quick.

Anyone else as surprised and not surprised about this as I was?

Tags: sales, iphone, npd, , motorola, razr

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