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Apple now largest mobile device company in the world

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With $15.6 billion in revenue last quarter, Apple is now the largest mobile device company in the world, company co-founder Steve Jobs proclaimed Wednesday.

By revenue, Jobs said, Apple is the largest mobile devices company in the world -- larger than Nokia, Sony and Samsung. "It's amazing," he said.

Just recently, Apple sold its 250 millionth iPod, the CEO also revealed.

"I just didn't want to let this moment pass without recognizing it," he said. "It's pretty amazing."

Apple also now has more than 140,000 applications available on its App Store. That's well up from the 100,000 revealed by the company in late 2009.
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What the hell happen to the live thread ?
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By what calculation?

Does the Apple figure include servers and iMacs as well? Those are hardly mobile.

Total revenues of Nokia for example on Q3 were over 12 Billion Euros (16+ Billion USD). Samsung's results were 31 billion USD (that of course includes a lot of non-mobile stuff). Seems a bit fishy to me, but maybe I'm missing something?

Regs, Jarkko
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Originally Posted by jahonen View Post

By what calculation?

Does the Apple figure include servers and iMacs as well? Those are hardly mobile.

Total revenues of Nokia for example on Q3 were over 12 Billion Euros (16+ Billion USD). Samsung's results were 31 billion USD (that of course includes a lot of non-mobile stuff). Seems a bit fishy to me, but maybe I'm missing something?

Regs, Jarkko

mobile does not mean cell phone either. in term of cell phone units, apple might not be the top 1, but in term of the device like ipod type, apple might be the top 1. 250 millions of ipods, this is crazy.
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By revenue? Of the entire company? So if Apple still sold T-shirts, they would be the largest T-shirt manufacturer in the world as well, because you judge your size in any market by how much your entire company makes - not by how many people actually buy them.
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mobile does not mean cell phone either. in term of cell phone units, apple might not be the top 1, but in term of the device like ipod type, apple might be the top 1. 250 millions of ipods, this is crazy.

No it doesn't. But the figures from Q3 from Samsung and Nokia prove, that if the 15+ billion USD of Apple is for all products (including iMacs, Macbooks and iPods in addition to iPhones), it's still not enough to be #1.

Nokia's results for Q4 coming out tomorrow. The claim sounds a bit fishy.

Regs, Jarkko
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Lots of mobile companies are there i the world but Apple is one of the best because compair to other service of this phones are excellent and sensitivity is also good.
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Largest mobile device provider? I think not. Everyone likes to get "creative" in how numbers are put together to shine the best light on their own company but, any way you slice it, Nokia's mobile device business DWARFS Apple's.

Congratulations to Apple for doing well financially, introducing interesting and useful products, and creating buzz better than the competition. But, please don't insult us by pushing off blatently false information like claiming to be the largest mobile device provider.

Full disclaimer: I do not now, nor have I ever worked for Nokia, Sony, LG, or any other mobile device provider.
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