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Framingham, Mass. – The Apple iPad has not lost its edge, but it is getting a bit more dull.
The research firm IDC reported Apple is still the top tablet vendor, shipping 22.9 million units globally during the fourth quarter, a 48.1 percent increase over the same period last year. The company ended the quarter with 43.6 percent of the market.
Overall, 52.5 million tablets were shipped worldwide, a 75 percent jump year over year. IDC analysts credited the wider array of tablets now available for the increase.
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Boston – Global cellphone shipments rose a modest 2 percent in 2012 to 1.6 billion units compared with 13.7 percent growth in 2011, with Samsung knocking out Nokia for top market share, Strategy Analytics reports.
Apple also gained global share in 2012 but remained in the No. 3 market-share slot.
Seoul, Korea – Samsung Electronics reported higher sales and profits for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2012.
Revenues were 56.06 trillion Korean won, a 7-percent increase quarter on quarter. Consolidated operating profit for the quarter hit 8.84 trillion won, a 10-percent increase on quarter, while consolidated net profit for the same quarter was 7.04 trillion won.
Bedminster, N.J. — Verizon Wireless priced Samsung’s first Windows Phone 8 smartphone for the U.S. market at only $49.99.
Samsung’s 4G LTE-equipped Ativ Odyssey will be available to consumers on Thursday, Jan. 24, joining two other Windows Phone 8 smartphones available on the Verizon network. Those are the HTC Windows Phone 8X at $99 and the Nokia Lumia 822 at $49.
LAS VEGAS – Samsung used International CES 2013 to unveil its latest TV lines highlighted by an 85-inch Ultra High Definition edge-lit LED LCD, a 55-inch OLED TV and lines of even smarter LED LCD TVs.
This year’s line stresses Samsung’s advanced Smart TV functionality, and improved picture quality.
LAS VEGAS – A variety of Samsung audio products intended for first-half shipment include the company’s first soundbar with tube amplifier, first HTiBs with post-processing technology to deliver a virtual 10.1-channel soundfield, and first HTiB with 4K2K passthrough and upscaling.
The company is also launching its first portable Bluetooth speaker.
In HTiBs, two models announced here incorporate DTS-Neo Fusion post processing to deliver a virtual 10.1-channel soundfield from 5.1- and 7.1-channel audio sources played back through a 5.1- or 7.1-speaker system.
Ridgefield Park, N.J. – Samsung introduced Thursday the latest edition to its NX mirrorless interchangeable lens camera line with the Wi-Fi enabled midrange NX300.
The new compact system camera, which will replaces the NX210, will ship in March at $750 suggested retail price, including a 20-50mm kit lens.
It will include the company’s Smart 2.0 technologies with dual-band Wi-Fi and intuitive operation with new 3D Still and Movie Capture, an improved hybrid AF system and a premium retro modern design.
Las Vegas – Samsung Electronics rolled out its International CES offerings early introducing today two new Ultrabooks.
The new devices, the Chronos and Ultra, are part of the Samsung Series 7 family.
The Ultra is a super-slim model featuring a 13.3-inch Full HD display. There is also an option to add a 10-point multi-touch to the Ultra. The device weighs 3.6 pounds and has a bare metal finish.
New York – Samsung has filed a complaint against Ericsson with the U.S. International Trade Commission arguing that Ericsson has infringed upon seven patents.
The complaint asks for a ban on import and sales of Ericsson products into the United States. The patents in question cover telecommunications networking equipment and base stations, according to Samsung.
This suit follows one filed by Ericsson against Samsung in November in District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, also for patent infringement on the same type of technology.