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Comment: Re:Ads included? (Score 1) 366 366

by TedTodorov (#39617979) Attached to: Google Earns $2 Per Handset; Apple, $575

No, you couldn't be more wrong -- Apple's last reported quarter profit was $13.06 billion profit from $46.33 billion revenue:

Apple Reports First Quarter Results
Highest Quarterly Revenue and Earnings Ever

All-Time Record iPhone, iPad and Mac Sales

CUPERTINO, California—January 24, 2012—Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2012 first quarter which spanned 14 weeks and ended December 31, 2011. The Company posted record quarterly revenue of $46.33 billion and record quarterly net profit of $13.06 billion, or $13.87 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $26.74 billion and net quarterly profit of $6 billion, or $6.43 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 44.7 percent compared to 38.5 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 58 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

Comment: No there is a point - carrier subsidy Re:Pointless (Score 1) 114 114

by TedTodorov (#28659885) Attached to: Apple To Sell Wi-Fi-less iPhone In China

By all accounts over a million (the last number I saw is 1.5m) real iPhones are in use in China, so chances are, yes, they are real.

To the person claiming that the grey market iPhones would be cheaper: if the source is HK, there they sell for 800USD -- then you need to pay the middle man and retailer on top of that. Presumably the official mainland phone will get carrier subsidy -- so yes they will be much cheaper, and that is the point...

Comment: Pre vs. iPhone 3.0 (Score 2, Insightful) 247 247

by TedTodorov (#28057307) Attached to: Palm Kills Community Before It Begins

I continue to be mystified as to why anyone would seriously consider the Pre over the new iPhone. The iPhone 3.0 will have twice or four times the capacity as the Pre for the same price (depending on how you wish to count Palm's rebate from the $299 upfront price). The iPhone has a thriving developer community that the will only expand when the iTablet finally gets released, and is unlikely to be duplicated by Palm, even if they stay ion business, which is far from a given.

And finally, the iPhone works worldwide, while the CDMA Pre is a US/Canada only device. That in and of itself decides the choice for me.

Comment: No Apps above 10MB means no dictionaries (Score 1) 151 151

by TedTodorov (#27845065) Attached to: Microsoft Bans VoIP, Rival Stores At Mobile Market

Dictionaries are a whole excellent App category that exists on the iPhone, and can be supremely useful when traveling. Microsoft is eliminating them for no discernible reason. Yeah, the MS App store is going to be a HUGE success. Good luck with that.

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