Samsung Electronics said its Galaxy S3 and Note 2 helped it to defy a shrinking smartphone market in the first quarter, boosting its overall profits by 42 percent from a year ago.
Hewlett-Packard in the next few days will ship the $169 Slate 7, the company's first product for the consumer tablet market since the spectacular failure of the WebOS-based TouchPad in 2011.
Samsung's Knox software is expected to give the company's Galaxy phones a seriously business-friendly boost, but it may be facing delays.
Delivery delays force T-Mobile and AT&T to postpone shipping orders for the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone.
Overwhelming global demand may limit initial supplies of the Galaxy S4 smartphone, Samsung said Wednesday, while both Sprint and T-Mobile USA confirmed there would be delays for them in receiving the phones.
Samsung announced Wednesday that its next-generation Galaxy S4 smartphone will be available by the end of April on seven major U.S. carriers, as well as seven retailers.
The long-awaited Samsung Galaxy S4 phone finally has a launch date: April 30 on AT&T, with other carriers expected to follow suit soon after.
Samsung Electronics said today that it expects a first-quarter operating profit of between 8.5 trillion won and 8.9 trillion won (US$7.6 billion to $8 billion), a sharp increase of at least 49 percent from a year earlier.
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has highlighted a commissioned analysis of Twitter activity surrounding the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S4 launches that reveals Apple's latest iPhone was the subject of more than five times as many tweets when it launched than the Galaxy S4 was when it was unveiled earlier this month.