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Apple Surpasses Motorola, Now No. 1 U.S. Phone Maker

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Apr 29, 2010, 8:50 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @zeman_e

Based on the quarterly reports of both Apple and Motorola, it appears that Apple is now the nation's largest provider of mobile phones. Apple sold 8.8 million iPhones in its most recent quarter, and Motorola sold 8.5. Motorola has held the top spot for years. According to Forbes, Motorola sold more than 46 million RAZR phones in the first quarter of 2006. Since then, its sales dropped steadily in the face of fierce competition. Despite Motorola's surprise profit posted this quarter, it now ranks second among U.S.-based mobile phone makers. For comparison, RIM, which is based in Canada, shipped 10.5 million handsets in its most recent quarter. Nokia remains the overall world handset leader. It sold 107.8 million handsets, though its share of the U.S. market ranks below 10%




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May 2, 2010, 9:37 PM

How do you like them apples?

Personally I would rather have a Motorola device anytime.
Too too many ID-10T errors in the Apple software. 😉

Apr 29, 2010, 10:18 PM

New World Order

I guess it will soon be iphone or why-phone. I'm actually impressed honestly though not surprised. I honestly don't know why they are limiting themselves to just At&t though....must be some nice incentives At&t is kicking back. If they get on to other carriers they will be the number one world wide for sure
You can't be serious my friend. You have truly drunk the koolaid. No one is catching Nokia. They may not have much of a presence here in the US but worldwide....uncatchable for the foreseeable future.
Both of these companies, Moto and Apple have mu...
No one wanted the burden of apple. At&t and apply teaming up works well but the truth of the matter it is a total nightmare. Apple bangs at&t severely for every data and txt package that after network upgrades at&t is losing money on EVERY IPHONE.

Apr 30, 2010, 2:45 AM

World-wide vs Domestic

Those are world-wide figures for Apple: http://www.tipb.com/2010/01/25/apple-releases -q1-2010-financial-results/

Comparing those figures to Motorola US domestic sales, are not accurate. The Droid is still outselling the iphone in the US. 😉
Where are you getting that information, considering AT&T activated more iPhones last quarter than Verizon Wireless even added as a company.
You're looking at it incorrectly.

Apple sold 8.8M iPhones worldwide.

Here's a quote directly from Motorola's quarterly results:

Mobile Devices sales of $1.6 billion; shipped 8.5 million handsets, including 2.3 million smartphones; operating...

Apr 30, 2010, 11:15 AM

Strong Koolaid

Wow, so Apple releases one phone, and yes I say just one phone but Motorola has released several flagship devices and are available on all carriers even unlocked devices but Apple come out as #1 ? Pretty strong koolaid if you ask me or a false news article. Apple must be paying people in high places to keep these news articles flowing.

I admit that the iPhone is pretty cool, I have an iPod Touch so I have an idea of how it works and I have friends that have one too but this is a bit overrated.

As for the "one phone" release comment. The reason I say they released just one phone is because the iPhone hasn't changed except for a few tweaks. From the first device to the latest the only changes has been slight. Even the Motorola RAZR ...
The iPhone is better than any of Motorola's flagship smartphones.
Have you used the iPhone?

I'm no koolaid drinker but until Win7 phone is released, it is the best device out there.

Plus I have had bad luck with Moto devices.
I agree. put the iPhone on all other carriers in the US and it will die the death the razor had(2-3yrs to happen). Moms and grandmoms have the phone now because of ease of use. Put one in more hands it becomes a "meh" phone and consumers will want som...

Apr 30, 2010, 4:28 PM


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