Nokia has recently launched new products in the lower and mid-tier range to protect its position in emerging markets, but its success in the high-margin smartphone market will be crucial to its long-term survival. The Lumia 925 is the latest Nokia high-end smartphone that uses Microsoft’s Windows Phone software. Today’s graphic compares it to other major smartphones on the market.
In a battle of expert witnesses over a garage fire that may have been caused by a truck defect, the jury must weigh the conflicting testimony, a New York federal judge has ruled.
Where both parties question the education and expertise of their opponents’ experts, “those arguments impact the weight of [the witness’s] testimony, not the admissibility,” U.S. District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino of the Northern District of New York said.
Nokia launched a $20 phone to shore up its position in the basic handset market, where it has lost share while it focused on developing expensive smartphones. Today’s graphic shows the worldwide mobile device sales over the last four years.
Yesterday, Apple reported a second straight quarter of disappointing results as iPad sales fell short of analysts’ targets. The company also forecast revenue and margins below Wall Street forecasts. Today’s graphic compares Apple & Samsung’s quarterly net income as well as share price. Although Samsung has posted consistently lower net income, the two companies seem to be trending in opposite directions. Do you think the introduction of the new iPhone and iPads will propel Apple to a better quarter?
Yesterday, Apple released the iPad Mini to compete in the pocket-sized tablet market already staked out by rivals who have seen success in selling 7-inch tablets for $200. Today’s graphic compares the mini version of the world’s most popular tablet to its main competitors from Amazon, Google and Samsung. With the iPad Mini starting at a price ($329) significantly higher than the competition, how do you think it will fare?
Yesterday, Apple announced the new iPhone 5 featuring a bigger screen and 4G wireless technology. As the company seeks to safeguard its edge over rivals, the announcement didn’t feature many surprises for those in the know. Today’s graphic compares this new phone to four major competitors.
Based on the graphic and your experience with smartphones, how do you think the iPhone compares to its competitors?
Today’s graphic charts the market values for Apple, Samsung, Sony and Nokia. It’s pretty clear that Apple has significantly separated themselves from the pack.