Apple Q1: Cook confirms Apple Watch to ship in April

Apple’s first-quarter earnings were far better than Wall Street had hoped. Apple executives explained why on the follow-up analysts conference call.

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Rekord-Quartal 1/2015: 74,5 Millionen iPhones & 21,4 Millionen iPads

apple_revenue_linechartWie sich bereits seit einigen Tagen abgezeichnet hat, konnte Apple mit der heutigen Bekanntgabe der Quartalszahlen Q1/2015 einen neuen Rekord vermelden. Im vergangenen Weihnachtsquartal verkaufte Apple 74,5 Millionen iPhones. Darüber hinaus wurden im letzten Quartal 21,4 Millionen iPads verkauft und damit etwas weniger als im Vorjahr zur … | Weiter →

Source : iPhone-Ticker http://www.iphone-ticker.de/rekord-quartal-12015-745-millionen-iphones-214-millionen-ipads-76742/

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M-Edge Echo case for Samsung Galaxy Note 4

There are plenty of choices when it comes to protecting your Note from scratches and scrapes — M-Edge brings something different to the table

Like most major smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is backed up by a wide range of cases and other accessories. Many of them aim to blend in with the Note 4’s original styling, but M-Edge’s latest offering is a bit different, allowing you to choose from three designs while also keeping your device safe from knocks and scrapes.



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BlackBerry the Device of Choice for Leaders at World Economic Forum in Davos

World Economic Forum 2015: The LogoBlackBerry smartphones carry a certain connotation with them – they say “I mean business and get things done,” and this is apparently very much the case at the World Economic Forum late last week in Davos, Switzerland, according to Business Insider UK’s Jim Edwards.

The preferred modus operandi for power players attending this prestigious annual event was the two-phone combination of iPhone and BlackBerry, observed Edwards.

BlackBerry had “massive market share” in Davos, wrote Edwards, who interviewed one executive from a major U.S. investment bank who, like “a lot of people here are conspicuously carrying two phones: an iPhone and a BlackBerry . . . The guy [told me] the company still preferred its employees to use the BlackBerry because its security is superior to that of iPhone or Android.”

Edwards also noted that “UK Chancellor George Osborne uses a BlackBerry, too — he walked right by me, talking on it.”

If You’re Important, You “Need a Phone with a Real Keyboard” in Davos

While the iPhone seemed the device du jour for much of the crowd, “the BlackBerry is everywhere, too,” he says.

Wrote Edwards: “In an odd way, rocking the iPhone-BlackBerry combo is a way to send a huge signal about your status: Yes, you have the expensive new phone from Apple that everyone wants. But you’re so busy, so important, that you also need a phone with a real keyboard.”

As confirmation of this theory, Edwards spoke with “a member of the board of directors for a Middle Eastern central bank [who] told me the keyboard was what kept him with BlackBerry. He isn’t just responding to emails with ‘OK’ or ‘Tx.’ He’s typing long memos to staff and colleagues.”

Yes, BlackBerry keyboards are the best for that sort of thing, aren’t they?

Edwards continues: “An executive at a major aerospace manufacturer was rocking the big, square BlackBerry Passport that my colleague Mike Bird loves so much. I asked him why: security. His IT department requires BlackBerry for its employees because of the security,” which is what the first exec he’d spoken with had said as well.

Additionally, as Edwards notes, BBM “has, historically, been the preferred messaging service of many corporate IT departments.”

Again, it comes down to security. There’s no getting around that point.

Not a One-Trick Pony

If Edwards were to dig a little deeper, he might find that beyond the “status symbol” of the BlackBerry devices lies a bevy of honest-to-goodness breakthrough productivity features that business professionals actually need.

Yes, there’s the bedrock security that is intrinsic to everything BlackBerry does, but there are also only-on-BlackBerry features such as BlackBerry Blend, allowing BlackBerry devices to seamlessly interact and integrate with a PC or Mac while leaving nothing behind after disconnecting, or the Hub, which allows for the total mastery over of all your emails, social messages, calls and texts.

There’s also BlackBerry Assistant which takes voice commands to a new level with deep integration with native apps, BlackBerry Balance’s unique personal and work spaces, BBM with its text, voice and video call functionality, and the combination of BlackBerry World and the Amazon (Android) Appstore for an awesome mix of productivity and entertainment apps.

All of this is ready for any power player anywhere in the world.

Show Your Status with the BlackBerry Passport and Classic

You can get your factory-unlocked BlackBerry Passport from ShopBlackBerry.com at these links:

Black (currently $599, regular $699)

White (currently $599, regular $699)

Limited Edition Red: $699

…and at Amazon:

Black: (currently $577.99, regular $699)

White: (currently $577.99, regular $699)

Limited Edition Red: $699.99

Or go for the BlackBerry Classic:

Customers with a North American shipping address can purchase the BlackBerry Classic online today through Amazon.com and ShopBlackBerry for $449 in the U.S. and $499 in Canada. It is also being offered by AT&T, Verizon, Bell Mobility, Rogers Wireless and TELUS. Read this blog for the latest availability by country. (Note that pricing differs per market.)

Either choice will take your productivity game to the next level – something actually worth showing off.

Source : Inside BlackBerry http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/InsideBlackberry-TheOfficialBlackBerryBlog/~3/V43RSWoNmeI/

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AT&T reports Q4 2014 results: 1.9 million net adds, $34.4 billion in revenue

AT&T has reported its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2014 today. Combining its wireless and wireline businesses the company brought in revenue of $132.4 billion on the year, with $34.4 billion in the fourth quarter alone — up 3.8 percent over the same quarter a year ago. Additionally, the company reported that, after compensating for a 77 cent per share loss because of various charges, earnings per share were up to 55 cents compared to 53 cents for the same quarter last year.



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VMware delivers solid Q4

VMware’s financial results were better than expected and CEO touts the company’s product lineup.

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Apple Sells A Super-Sized 74.5M iPhones In Q1 2015 Thanks To Super-Sized 6 And 6 Plus

iphone-6-6-plus-stacked-macro The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have helped Apple sell an astounding 74.5 million iPhones during the first quarter of the company’s fiscal 2015 year. That’s more iPhones than they’ve ever sold during a single quarter, up from the previous record of 51 million iPhone sales reported during the same time last year, and above the consensus estimate of around 67 million per Wall… Read More

Source : TechCrunch » Mobile http://techcrunch.com/2015/01/27/apple-iphone-sales-q1-2015/?ncid=rss

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Apple Q1: 74M iPhones sold in "record" quarter, as earnings beat expectations

Apple’s December holiday period blew expectations out of the water, thanks to “record” iPhone sales, which partly offset the iPad decline.

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Yahoo to spin off Alibaba stake, rake in cash

Yahoo will spin off its $40 billion stake in Alibaba into a registered investment company. What will Yahoo do with the gains?

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AT&T beats Q4 targets, betting big on business customer base in 2015

In the Q4 earnings report, AT&T boasted it is “leading” the Internet of Things wave with 19.8 million connected devices on its network thus far.

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