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Apple and Samsung together account for... 109% of industry profits

0. phoneArena 15 Nov 2013, 05:53 posted on

We may be sounding like a broken record, but there's no arguing with hard data: the mobile industry is, for all intents and purposes, a two-horse race. According to data from Canaccord Genuity...

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posted on 15 Nov 2013, 05:58 11

1. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)

now both of you combine, screw patents and make a badass superphone

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 06:15

3. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


posted on 15 Nov 2013, 06:24 1

4. LiyanaBG (Posts: 381; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)

this is one of those things that never happen in life :)

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 06:27 17

5. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

It's called the Galaxy Note 3. Google's OS, Samsung's features and Apple's rectangular corners, icon rows and middle button.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 06:49 2

9. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)

However, when this incident occurs, it will trigger a hard reset of reality and result in the collapse of the space time continuum and erasing this universe from existence

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 07:37 1

14. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

So true. +1 for you.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 08:45 2

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 23676; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Man wouldn't that be nice?!!

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 16:39 1

31. piggypigs (Posts: 12; Member since: 21 Jul 2012)

Wow, so in addition to the "Universal rectangular corners" which has been in existence since the first man made device eons ago, the iFruity now owns the icon row which has been in use in PDA since the beginning and the middle button that even predates that?

Mind boggling stuff. How do they do it? :P

posted on 16 Nov 2013, 23:51

36. batman888 (Posts: 37; Member since: 06 Dec 2012)

it would mean The Sapple iGalaxy !

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 05:58

2. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

What an unbalanced distribution!

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 07:10 1

12. asulect (Posts: 131; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)

That's actually pretty normal in bussiness where the market is highly competitive. This happens in a lot of places. Any company that come in third place usually do not do well for too long. Take a look carriers, AT&T, Verizon are first and second. Sprint, third, but losing money. Microsprocessors for PCs, Intel and AMD, the third place? already bankrupted. Operating Systems, MS Windows, Apple OSX, third place? linux? Linux company has less than 10% market share. Airplane manufractures, Boeing, Airbus, third place? You get the point.

posted on 16 Nov 2013, 16:02

35. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Linux is king in server market.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 06:37 7

6. MrTzr (unregistered)

Sony is underestimated by people.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 06:45 6

7. Finalflash (Posts: 3436; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)

They just got their act together this year. Give it time and the rest will also up their game in the coming months. We all saw how quickly HTC went from top to bottom, so the same can happen to anyone.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 06:47 5

8. asingha94 (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)

Because sony hardly wows!

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 07:07 9

10. hung2900 (Posts: 965; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

No. In fact Sony is overestimated by Sony fans.

Sony fans always blah blah blah abt why don't choose Sony, where Sony is,...

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 07:20 7

13. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

Sony was good but not anymore, they like to overprice things. There are very few Sony products I would ever consider buying and a phone is not one of them.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 08:23 4

16. lee480 (Posts: 197; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)

Sony is at a better position compared to Nokia, LG, Motorola, BB and HTC. It can produce sales, unlike the rest. This simply shows they rest do not wow consumers.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 08:44

18. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

I think we must wait untill the time Sony starts selling phones on every American and Chinese carrier.
These two are very important markets.
But they are doing good in spite of loosing those two great markets.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 08:50 3

20. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

Would you please show me the wows of Apple or Sammy?
If you look at every exceptional technology, you will definitely find a trace of Sony's contribution in it. for example, the first bendable display or the first OLED TV.
So, open your eyes and see the reality.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 09:53

22. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

At least in Finland Sony products are not more expensive than Samsung AT ALL.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 11:46 3

26. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)

Here you are the Note 3 "wow":

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 11:54 3

27. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)

Have you ever realized that Samsung are THE ONLY COMPANY IN THE WORLD, that offers both - SD support and swappable battery in the high-end devices??
Samsung have no competition for the ppl that want these features.
Some of you will oppose me with Apple.......well Apple have zombies that buy logo - not functionality. There is the difference.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 13:32

29. wilsong17 (unregistered)

nah watch coldfusion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U213Tscosfw

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 14:17

30. Sauce (unregistered)

Phonearena looks nice on my Sony Playstation 4 browser ^_^

But yes, I agree with your last sentence :P

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 16:41

33. piggypigs (Posts: 12; Member since: 21 Jul 2012)

True, although much of what happened to HTC is self inflicted. Complacency, turning a deaf ear to user complaints and ignoring usability issues and updates ... the list goes on.

Thankfully Samsung has not shown too many of these signs yet.

Will be good if LG and Sony manage to get a bigger market share and turn up the heat a little.

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 07:51

38. tasior (Posts: 265; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)

That's very true. I'm used to swappable battery, and had a lot of trouble when trying to find good phone that is not Samsung...

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 07:08

11. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1231; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

so healthy for the ecosystem -_- !

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 08:14 1

15. Jason78 (Posts: 279; Member since: 10 Apr 2013)

Just to point out the obvious you can't have two companies with 56% of 3Q profits just as you can't have the two combined take 109% of total profits. When you add each companies share the total must equal 100%. Basic math.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 08:32 4

17. asulect (Posts: 131; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)

Who said there are only 2 smartphone companies? The third, the fourth and the fifth and all the other ones negative profits. When you sum the companies with negative profits and the 2 top company, you'll get your basic math 100%.

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