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BlackBerry’s (BBRY) innovation does not end with BB Z10 and BB Q10. According to the report from engadget, BlackBerry has applied for a patent on a dual-screen phone concept that hasn’t gone further than a filing. This new concept could recognize touch gestures that span both displays while possibly running separate apps on each screen. Although it may just be an idea, it shows BlackBerry is still innovating hard and combating with other smartphone providers.
According to the latest data ending in January, 2013, Google’s (GOOG) Android ranked as the top smartphone platform with 52.3% market share, while Apple’s (AAPL) share increased 3.5 percentage points to 37.8%, compared with the end of October, 2012. BlackBerry ranked third with 5.9% share, followed by Microsoft (MSFT) (3.1%) and Symbian (0.5 %), as seen from the chart below.
Source: comScore MobiLens
Based on the numbers, the only one gaining from October, 2012 to January, 2013 is Apple. However, AAPL’s share price had been declining since September, 2012. BlackBerry, however, is rebounding from its record low in September, 2012. With BB10’s launch in January 30, 2013, the trend could start to change for top smartphone platforms. Nokia’s (NOK) windows phones are also generating some positive highlights. It would be interesting to see how February and March numbers change for the industry.
Google Trends allows users to see how often specific keywords have been queried over a specific period of time. Although Google Trends may contain inaccuracies for a number of reasons, including data sampling and a variety of approximations, Google Trends has been showing a strong correlation between Apple’s (AAPL) share price and Apple queries on Google. The same goes for other smartphone providers.
Below is the 5 year price performance chart for Apple, Samsung (SSNLF.PK), Nokia (NOK), and BlackBerry (BBRY). Apple had gained 244.31% from March 7, 2008 to March 1, 2013. Samsung was also up and increased 139.46%. Nokia and BlackBerry, on the other hand, had lost 90.03% and 87.23%, respectively.
Source: Google Finance
By looking at Google Trends below, Apple’s queries had been increasing until the last peak of September 2012, which was coincidentally matched by Apple’s record high price of $705.07, recorded on September 21, 2012.
Nokia: Lumia Receiving Positive Updates And Offering Value At More Competitive Prices [Seeking Alpha]
Nokia Corporation (NOK) continues to receive positive updates for its Lumia phones around the world. In this article, positive developments will be updated for Lumia phones and the speculation for two new lower-cost Lumia phones, Lumia 720 and Lumia 520, will be reviewed.
Positive Updates for Lumia
Lumia 620: Lumia 620 are sold out in UK and is one of the top selling phones at Singtel, Singapore. Black, white, and Lime Green Lumia 620 are in stock at official Nokia Shop in Germany now. Lumia is reported to take surprisingly good “close to real” photos in low-light and daylight. Lumia 620 now holds “top 5 ranks” in the Top selling phone list at Expansys USA. Nokia Lumia 620 is an excellent choice for younger phone fanatics or just those wanting to take their first steps into Windows Phone 8.
Lumia 822: Lumia 822 are in demand and are the most popular phone at Verizon and RadioShack Wireless
Lumia 920: Nokia is upgrading AT&T Lumia 920 with LTE Band 2 and Band 5. Yellow Lumia 920 phones are sold out at Nokia Shop in India. Red Lumia 920 phones are sold out at AT&T. Nokia’s Lumia 920 has stolen the Mall of America from BlackBerry, and was voted Smartphone of the Year by Engadget readers.
India: Nielsen consumer rankings rates Nokia as the most preferred mobile handset brand in India.
Brazil: Brazil welcomes Lumia 920, 820, and 620 launch with long in-store queues, where Lumia 920 phones are sold out in-store and online.
China: Lumia 920T are in stock at China Mobile’s GuangDong stores, where the phone climbs back to the top of best sellers list.
Communication improvement is an essential part of human society progression. With the latest cell phone technology, smartphones take care of all handheld computing and communications needs in a single, compacted device. With the success of iPhone from Apple Inc. (AAPL), which once passed Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) as the world’s most valuable company, smartphones are impacting today’s economy greatly.
This article will analyze the impact of age, income and ethnicity on smartphone decisions and thus help investors to better understand if each smartphone company is planning and executing the right strategy for its products. The data is obtained from Alexa.com, owned by a subsidiary company of Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN). Alexa.com provides traffic data, global rankings and other information on 30 million websites with over 6 million visitors each month.
Apple.com from Apple Inc. in the United States, Blackberry.com from BlackBerry in Canada, formerly known as Research in Motion (RIMM), Nokia.com from Nokia Corporation (NOK) in Finland, Htc.com from HTC Corp in Taiwan, and Samsung.com from Samsung Group in South Korea (SSNLF.PK) are compared and analyzed for their traffic with the breakdown by age, income and ethnicity.