Friday, November 13, 2009

iPhone's ascendancy continues

Register Hardware reports: [edited]

Cupertino's multi-pronged strategy to put an iPhone into the pocket of every smartphoner, mobile gamer, and on-the-go web surfer is working.

According to the market researchers at Strategy Analytics, the iPhone vaulted Apple past Nokia to become the number one handset vendor in the world when measured by profits. In the third quarter of 2009 Apple's phone-based profits totaled $1.6bn, while Nokia pulled in $1.1bn.

And Apple isn't content with dominating handset-profitability metrics. It also has its eye on pocket gaming.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata recently told a company gathering that "If we can't make clear why customers pay a lot of money to play games on Nintendo hardware and Nintendo software and differentiate ourselves from games on the mobile phone or iPhone, then our future is dark".

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