There's no question Android wins in the worldwide market. But the race is a bit tighter in the U.S. And it could get even closer if Apple reports big numbers in the fourth quarter for the iPhone 5. Apple's been growing its share in the U.S. In the third quarter of 2012, iOS accounted for 38 percent of smartphone sales, compared with 21.5 percent of sales last year. Meanwhile, Android lost share, getting 57.5 percent of the market in the third quarter of 2012 compared to 66 percent the year before, according to a report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
2, Sprint gets taken out by Softbank and brings Clearwire back into the fold, Softbank wants to take control of the company and give the beleaguered carrier the financial wherewithal to make a real play against bigger rivals AT&T and Verizon Wireless, The all-cash deal is apple - iphone xs leather case - saddle brown expected to close in the middle of 2013 and will give the Japanese technology and investment firm a 70 percent stake in Sprint, Softbank execs say they plan to invest at least $8 billion in Sprint, and they are determined to improve the carrier's network and make Sprint's 4G LTE network a force to be reckoned with in the U.S..
Sprint took another step this month to help secure its future with a deal to buy out remaining shares from Clearwire. The deal, which is valued at $2.2 billion, will give Sprint full control over Clearwire's spectrum as well as the company's 4G WiMax network and its upcoming LTE network. 3. T-Mobile, MetroPCS merge. In the early summer it struck a deal with Verizon Wireless to get even more wireless spectrum, which it intends to use to build its 4G LTE network. But the most significant step T-Mobile took to make itself a stronger competitor was in October, when the company announced plans to to buy prepaid regional carrier MetroPCS.
Meanwhile, sales of BlackBerry devices continues to fall and RIM's market share plummets, Loyal fans are crossing their fingers for a turnaround, RIM has already sent out media invitations for its BlackBerry 10 launch on January 30, We'll see if the adage "better late than never" applies to this situation, 5, Nokia holds splashy launch of Lumia 900 apple - iphone xs leather case - saddle brown -- little happens, When the device finally hit store shelves in early April, AT&T, the exclusive carrier for the device, said that the launch of the Lumia would be a "notch above anything we've ever done," including the iPhone's launch..
Indeed big marketing dollars were spent on the splashy debut. Unfortunately, sales of the device were modest. And by July, the price of the Lumia 900 had been slashed in half. With a new price tag of $49.99, AT&T and Nokia hoped to lure more customers to the device. But an update to the phone's operating system and the hope of the new Windows Phone 8 software launching a few months later, hurt sales of the Lumia 900. 6. Windows Phone 8 launches, along with it comes new hope. In early November, Microsoft launched the newest version of the Windows Phone operating system: Windows Phone 8. The new software came just days after Microsoft launched its Windows 8 software for desktops, laptops, and tablets. The new mobile software is expected to one day tie together with the Windows 8 software.
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