Jolla Beats Out iPhone 5s At One Finnish Retailer

Jolla Beats Out iPhone 5s At One Finnish RetailerBack in May of 2013, Finnish company Jolla announced their first smartphone running the Sailfish operating system. Since we’ve never tried it out for ourselves, we can’t speak to its quality, functionality, ease of use, and features, but over in Finland, it would seem as though the handset has been well-received, at least by some. The device has recently gone up for sale back in December of 2013 and according to the figures released by major Finnish retailers, it looks like the Jolla smartphone is doing pretty well. This is based on the figures released by Finnish retailer DNA, who at the moment is the only retailer carrying the device.

Based on their figures, it seems as though Jolla’s offering is sitting at a comfortable number 5 spot in their top 10 best-selling phones for December 2013, which is actually a spot above Apple’s iPhone 5s which came in sixth place! It also looks as though Nokia’s Lumia 520 is still dominating as it came the retailer’s fourth most popular phone for that month. We’re not sure if Jolla will be able to continue maintaining its popularity or if it was popular simply because customers wanted to try something new, so we guess we will just have to wait and see what the numbers tell us in the upcoming months to get a better idea.

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    Apple And China Mobile Deal Is Official, iPhones Arriving January 17th

    Apple And China Mobile Deal Is Official, iPhones Arriving January 17thWhile it has been rumored that Apple and China Mobile have been in talks, an actual date of when the deal would close has never been revealed, albeit rumored. One of the reasons is apparently due to lower than expected iPhone 5c sales, but in any case it looks like the deal has gone official, according to a press release sent out by Apple not too long ago. Both companies have announced that they have managed to close the deal on Sunday and for those in China under China Mobile’s network, those customers can look forward to getting their hands officially on an iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c come January 17th 2014.

    However China Mobile has allowed customers to pre-register their interest by either heading on over to their website or by calling its customer service hotline. According to Tim Cook, “iPhone customers in China are an enthusiastic and rapidly growing group, and we can’t think of a better way to welcome in the Chinese New Year than getting an iPhone into the hands of every China Mobile customer who wants one.” Apple’s deal with China Mobile is expected to increase the number of iPhones sold, with analysts estimating an additional 12 million units for 2014, although with China Mobile’s subscriber base numbering over 750 million, perhaps those numbers could be higher. Either way it looks like Apple has managed to score with some of the largest carriers in the world, especially after landing a deal with Japan’s NTT DOCOMO earlier this year.

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    China Mobile Still In Talks With Apple For The iPhone

    China Mobile Still In Talks With Apple For The iPhone

    Speculation about the iPhone launch on China Mobile has been around this entire year, but so far no official announcement has been made yet. Recently there have been a barrage of rumors pointing to an imminent launch, with media outfits like The Wall Street Journal confirming the launch of iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on China Mobile “around December 18th.” China’s official news agency also pegged the launch on this very day, the day China Mobile switches on its commercial 4G service. However the carrier proved these rumors false today as it made no announcement of an iPhone launch. Instead, it said that talks with Apple are currently underway and both parties have not reached an agreement as yet.

    Addressing the press today, China Mobile Chairman Xi Guohua specifically cleared up that the carrier had no announcement to make on the iPhone deal with Apple. This was later confirmed in the day by Ge Qi, a spokesman for China Mobile. So as it stands right now, the iPhone’s won’t be launched for the carrier’s over 750 million subscribers. This launch is going to be a big one for Apple, with analysts expecting an additional $10 billion in yearly revenue coming from China Mobile subscribers alone. Analysts also predict that as many as 12 million iPhones can be sold on the carrier in 2014.

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    Apple Expected To Sell 175 Million iPhones In Fiscal 2014

    Apple Expected To Sell 175 Million iPhones In Fiscal 2014

    Various analysts have their own predictions about the number of iPhones Apple will be able to sell in fiscal 2014. Previously it was predicted that the company might be able to sell 171 million units in this time period, however according to Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley, Apple may very well sell 175 million iPhones in fiscal 2014. He also believes that the company may sell 186 million in fiscal 2015. Fiscal 2014 will end next September, so there’s still quite a lot of time for Apple to achieve this figure.

    Walkley believes that there are two reasons why Apple is in a position to sell so many iPhones. Recent surveys have revealed that iPhone 5s sales are very strong, a survey called it the top selling smartphone on all major U.S. carriers as well as around the world. Such momentum could mean that the iPhone 5s will continue to bring in customers at a significant pace. Furthermore, Walkley is also of the view that the impending launch of the new iPhones on China Mobile will also help. This would be the first time that the iPhones would be launched on the world’s largest mobile carrier which has more than 700 million subscribers, it is already believed that as many as 20 million units can be sold through China Mobile in the first year alone.

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    T-Mobile iPhone Upfront Cost Now $0 For The Holiday Season

    T Mobile iPhone Upfront Cost Now $0 For The Holiday Season

    With the holiday season fast approaching, people are expected to buy a lot of presents, which means that they will be spending a lot of money on the latest and greatest products. Companies obviously want to capitalize on the season’s shopping frenzy, so they offer attractive deals and discounts to attract more customers. T-Mobile has tried to get a leg up on its rivals by offering the new iPhones for $0 upfront. Starting today, the 16GB iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models can be purchased on a Simple Choice Plan for $0 down.

    That said, customers will have to make 24 equal monthly payments of $27 and $22.91 for the 16GB iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c respectively. The discount pricing also extends to the iPads. 16GB models of the iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display can be purchased for $0 down, with 24 equal monthly payments of $26.25, $17.91 and $22.08 respectively. This promotion is being run for a limited time, so if you’re in the market for any of these products and don’t mind picking one up from T-Mobile, its the best time to go ahead with the purchase. ”Well-qualified new and existing” T-Mobile customers can take advantage of this promotion through participating T-Mobile retail stores, dealers as well as the carrier’s website.

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    iPhone 5s Now Shipping Within 24 Hours

    iPhone 5s Now Shipping Within 24 Hours

    Amid recent analyst reports that Apple has finally managed to catch up with the intense demand for iPhone 5s, we now see that shipping times for the company’s latest smartphone have drastically improved. Just recently the online stores were providing a shipping estimate between 1-3 business days. Merely a few days after that improvement, it can now be clearly seen in almost all online Apple stores around the world that the iPhone 5s is ready to ship within 24 hours.

    This means that customers simply need to head online, pick out a carrier of their choice and wait for the iPhone 5s to be delivered within 24 hours. Those who would rather purchase a GSM unlocked unit from the online store will have to wait for at least 3-5 business days, though that in itself is an improvement. Apple has been able to bridge the demand and supply gap in due time, with the holiday shopping season fast approaching, it would only serve the company’s interests to have as many iPhone 5s units to go ground as it can manage. While online shipping times have definitely increased, things are now also better for 60 Apple Retail Stores in the U.S. A recent survey of all of these stores revealed that there is 100 percent availability of the iPhone 5s in these stores.

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