NewsFactor – Mobile-phone sales worldwide headed up at the end of last year, according to a new report from industry research firm Gartner. Sales in the fourth quarter posted a 8.3 percent increase compared to a year ago, although overall 2009 sales dropped 0.9 percent.
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AFP – Worldwide mobile phone sales fell 0.9 percent last year to 1.2 billion units, but the market recovered in the fourth quarter thanks to the success of smartphones, the Gartner research group said Tuesday.
Samsung turned to a profit in the fourth-quarter and said it plans to focus on touch screen devices and smartphones amid a rapidly recovering handset market.
Motorola showed some signs of life by swinging to a fourth-quarter profit, as it outlined plans to launch 20 smartphones, including a Google-powered phone sold directly to consumers, in the coming year.
AP – The world’s biggest mobile phone maker, Nokia Corp., on Thursday said strong sales of smart phones and lower costs helped profits rise 65 percent in the fourth quarter despite a drop in total revenue.
AP – Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson on Friday said its loss in the fourth quarter narrowed 9 percent from a year ago to euro167 million ($235 million), as improved margins and lower costs offset a slump in sales.
Reuters – Motorola Inc demonstrated a prototype media tablet that could be ready commercially by the fourth quarter, though the timing partly depends on an advanced mobile network being built by Verizon Wireless.