Samsung edges Apple in US mobile phone sales Friday, 18th October 2013
Smartphone rivals Apple and Samsung had a close run finish to see who would out-sell who in the highly-competitive US smartphone market last quarter, with Samsung just edging it in front of their Californian adversary. According to a report obtained by Fortune, Samsung mobile phone sales accounted for 38 per cent of all sales in the quarter ending September 30, just ahead of Apple’s 34 per cent.
Samsung's Galaxy Round marks change of gear for high-end smartphone market Wednesday, 9th October 2013
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Wednesday launched the Galaxy Round – the world’s first smartphone with a curved display. Samsung are hoping that the innovation will one day become flexible enough to make it unbreakable, making it ideal for the next phase of wearable technology. Curved screens have been at the forefront of Samsung’s bid to win the innovation war with Apple, who just last month, released the new iPhone 5S.
Apple sell 9 million iPhones during its opening weekend Tuesday, 24th September 2013
Apple said on Monday that it has already sold nine million new iPhones since the launch of the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C- nearly double the sales of previous releases.
Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 in the pipeline, according to sources Tuesday, 17th September 2013
Samsung are keen to carry on their wearable technology expanse as rumours surface that the technology giants already have another model in the pipeline. The long-awaited Galaxy Gear smartwatch launched a fortnight ago, but Korean news site Daum has reported that a new model of the watch could hit shelves as soon as January 2014.
John Lewis show a slowdown despite electronics boost Friday, 6th September 2013
John Lewis this week reported a slowdown in sales despite its electronics and gadgets sector posting a 15.3 per cent upturn. The department store posted an increase of 3.3 per cent year-on-year, accumulating £72.8 million worth of sales, but this figure was eclipsed by last week’s figure- which saw a 6.6 per cent growth.
Microsoft reveals that its CEO is to step down in the next 12 months Friday, 23rd August 2013
Chief executive officer of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, has revealed that he will retire sometime in the period of the next 12 months, compared to his initial plan to step down in the midst of the firm’s transition to a devices and service company.
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