Monday, August 01, 2016

Cell phones

Samsung has extended the advantage over its rival Apple in the global market for smartphones in the second quarter of 2016. The South Korean sold Smartphone 77,000,000, 5.5 percent more than in the second quarter of 2015, reaching a market share of 22.4%, IDC research consultancy said. Sales of iPhones already dropped 15% over the same period.
Sony released 42% drop in operating profit in the first quarter, impacted by the effects of the earthquake that damaged one of its key factories of sensors. The profit amounted to 56.2 billion yen (542,700,000 dollars) for the quarter from April to June compared with 96.9 billion yen in the same period last year. The video game division of the Japanese group, considered by Sony as a major engine of growth in the medium term, the company had profit of 44 billion yen compared with 19.5 billion yen in the same period last year.
Released shortly in the international market, the Vibe C2, newest smartphone Lenovo''s entry, had its sales started here in Brazil at the end of last week, bringing the company''s portfolio in the country which already counts with devices like Vibe K5 and A7010. The newest product is sold by R$ 699 and should be direct competitor of other models as the Neffos C5, which are already sold here.
Apple announced have sold more than a million iPhones since the launch of the smartphone, in 2007, which makes the device the main product of the company. The Bill considers all models of cell phone. "Last week, we got through another important step, to have sold our billionth iPhone", said CEO Tim Cook, during a meeting with officials of the group.
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