Vladimir Barakovsky

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Apple Won’t Build a Lousy Five-Inch iPhone, but It May Build a Good One

Marco Arment<p>Apple’s not going to launch a five-inch iPhone until it’s good and ready. And until it does, it would like everyone to know that the …

Tim Cook

Apple posts $9.5b profit on $43.6b in revenue, but iPhone growth slows at 37.4m units sold

Apple beats the Street, but iPhone sales aren't growing<p>Apple just posted its hotly-anticipated Q2 2013 earnings, and the company posted a profit of $9.5b on revenues of $43.6b, compared to $11.6b in profit on $39.2b in revenue this quarter last year and $13.1b in profit on $54.5b in revenue last …

Apple: Newest victim of the law of large numbers

Give Tim Cook his due. The man could sweet talk the spots off a leopard and the big cat would be left feeling awfully proud about his suddenly spanking new coat of gold.<p>So it was that following Apple's second-quarter earnings report on Tuesday Cook came across in the company's conference call with …

1,000 Geeksphone Firefox OS handsets “sell out” on day one

The “sell-out success” of Geeksphone Firefox smartphones yesterday amounted to 1,000 devices, the manufacturers of the dev-friendly hardware have …

Firefox

Nintendo's Plan To Make The 3DS Stand Out From The iPhone

It feels as though Nintendo's 3DS handheld game system has "arrived." Over the last few months, the library of 3DS games available has reached some …

AT&T and Sprint both report falling iPhone sales percentages in Q1 2013

Apple’s cheer at the generally positive market reaction to its quarterly report may be somewhat muted by the news that iPhone sales fell at both AT&T and Sprint.<p>AT&T’s Q1 results revealed sales of 4m iPhones, or 67% of all its smartphone sales. This is down from 84% in the final quarter of 2012 …

Apple CEO Tim Cook: Mobile payments still in their infancy

Apple doesn't seem ready to leap into the mobile payments arena, at least according to comments made Tuesday by CEO Tim Cook.<p>During Tuesday's conference call announcing fiscal second-quarter earnings, Cook responded to a question about mobile payments.<p>"I think it's in its infancy," the Apple CEO …

Nintendo Posts Annual Loss of $366m as Wii U Sales Disappoint

Nintendo has announced a loss of 36.4 million yen ($366 million) for its 2012 financial year, marking the second consecutive year that the Japanese gaming giant has turned in negative operating income.<p>The company missed its own prediction of a $220 million loss for the year — as the Verge notes — …

Sprint: 1.5 Million iPhones Sold, $8.8 Billion Revenue, $29 Million in Operating Income

Wireless carrier Sprint, which is currently the object of affection from both SoftBank and Dish Network, on Wednesday reported $29 million in …

Mobile

LG Electronics ships record 10.3 million smartphones

LG Electronics achieved a record number of smartphone shipments for the first quarter of 2013.<p>The mobile phone maker shipped 10.3 million smartphones for the quarter ended in March, its highest level since jumping onto the smartphone bandwagon. Revenues in LG's mobile business reached 3.21 trillion …