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Motorola 3Q07: progress!!

Motorola was under review after recent profit warning and turmoil in its mobile handset division. If 3Q07 net profit continues to slip (down 94%) to $60m, with sales also down 17% to $8.8bn, it is the first profit since the beginning of the year, marking...

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Ericsson 3Q07 : as expected

Ericsson reported its 3Q07 financial results at no surprise after the profit warning last week. Net profit was down 36% to €440m as well as the operating income at €620m. Sales were up 6% to €4.8bn. CFO Sundstroem decided to leave Ericsson, and is replaced...

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FT 3Q07: good

FT posted better than expected results. 3Q07 revenues were up over 3% to €13.5bn, an EBITDA of about €5.1bn (+4%) and a gross margin of almost 38% (+ 0.3 points). Mobile revenues were up 5.6% to €7.6bn, while fixed and broadband business reported revenues...

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Market corner - 29/10/07

A few set of market information released this week: According to ABI Research, RIM held 44% of the US smartphone market in 2Q07, ahead of Palm with 24%, Motorola with about 11% and Nokia with 6.5%. RIM was the only one to gain market share. According...

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Global vendor strategies - 29/10/07

Microsoft explains its future: address both the enterprise and consumer mobility markets, offer a new, enterprise-friendly, mobile-device-management suite, and pursue a “new model” with a common platform to support software for PCs, online and mobile...

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Mobile vendor strategies - 29/10/07

Nokia updates its MOSH mobile sharing site with SEEK, to be launched on Dec. 13, to allow users to request specific content and respond with suggestions or custom content. Nokia Video Center will distribute Mywaves videos. Apple sold 1.4m iPhone up to...

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Fixed vendor strategies - 29/10/07

ALU and Spirent signed partnership agreement to provide triple play testing solutions. ALU also signed cooperation agreements with Acer, Quanta Computer and Aacton Technology for WiMAX devices. It also has launched the first WiMAX Rev-e network in the...

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Fixed contracts - 29/10/07

Nortel provided a WiMAX solution to state of Kentucky. NSN signed a fixed network contract with DTAC Network to provide its International Gateway solution. ALU will build the Mediterranean Sea segment of the MENA submarine cable system for Orascom Telecom....

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Mobile contracts - 29/10/07

Apple sold 1.4m iPhone up to now, with almost 1.1m units in 3Q07. NSN signed a series of contracts, worth €450m, with T-Mobile, for managed services and equipment. It won a GSM-R order from China' s Hefei-Nanjing Line. Brazil approves Telefonica deal...

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Vendor results - 29/10/07

Apple reports FY4Q earnings of $904m, up 67%, n revenues of $6.2bn (+28.5%). Apple shipped 2.2m Macs (+34%) in the quarter, over 10m iPods (+17%), and 1.1m iPhones. STMicroelectronics posts $2.5bn in 3Q07 revenues, up 6%, gross profit of $902m, operating...

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