Apple Makes More Money On Cellphones Than Nokia & I’m Giving Up On My iPhone!

Nokia logoApple has taken over Nokia, when looking at profit by selling cellphones, according to a recent study by Strategy Analytics.

With operating profits in the third quarter of $1.6 billion (estimated by Strategy Analytics), they made more money by Nokia with $1.1 billion.

Apple sold 7.4 million iPhones during the third quarter (July-September), generating sales of $4.5 billion. In comparission, Nokia sold 108.5 million phones in total in the same quarter, generating sales of $10.36 billion.

This doesn’t come as a surprise to me, because the iPhone is quite a lot more expensive than the average Nokia cellphone. Nokia does not only sell a high-end phone, like Apple does with the iPhone, they also sell millions of really low-end phones to markets such as Africa etc.

ban_iphoneSpeaking of iPhones, you might wanna subscribe to my RSS feed or follow me on Twitter to stay updated, as next week is going to be awesome, here on TechPatio. Not only am I getting my first DSLR camera, ever, I’m also giving up on my beloved iPhone for a whole week.

That’s right. I’m doing an experiment: Replacing my iPhone for 5 days with an HTC Tattoo running the Android operating system.

So, subscribe and stay in touch. You’ll never know what happens when an Apple “fanboi” like yours truly, doesn’t get to play with his iPhone…

14 thoughts on “Apple Makes More Money On Cellphones Than Nokia & I’m Giving Up On My iPhone!”

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  2. I’ll be really interested to see what you think of the Android OS… I’ve been really considering taking a look at the Droid. But that will mean switching carriers … So a bit of research is in order first. I’m on AT&T and have the Blackberry Bold and really like it… but AT&T is … meh… And I’ve heard great things about the Droid and the Android OS.

    Who knows, it may “be the droid I’m looking for”… heh.
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    • Hi Robert – nice to see you back in the comments again 🙂

      The good thing about Droid (software-wise) is that it runs the new Android 2.0 software compared to the 1.x-something I’m getting with HTC Tattoo next week. I’m sure 2.0 has a bunch of cool features as well, not to be found in 1.x.

      The not so cool thing, the Droid, in the US, is apparently lacking multi-touch, while the rest of the world (or Europe, at least) will be getting it WITH multi-touch. How weird….
      .-= Klaus @ TechPatio´s last blog ..iPhone iPod Bug & How To Fall Asleep Fast And Efficient With Megan Fox =-.

  3. Isn’t tattoo supposed to be the cheap (well, cheaper) way to get android?
    I recall seeing it mentioned as a cheap and bit slower version of the hero and magic.
    It’ll be interresting to see if the speed on the thing is okay, the hero already gets pounded for being a bit sluggish. Two of my colleagues have the hero, its great fun.

    • I think it is. And it is a very cheap phone as well. But, it was what they had to offer me, figured it was better than paying for a used device myself and surely way better than nothing 🙂
      .-= Klaus @ TechPatio´s last blog ..iPhone Free Week: Introduction To A Week With HTC Tattoo (Android) =-.

  4. Here in portugal, although the iPhone is popular (mainly because of all the buzz and the internet), the major players are still Nokia, SonyErcisson and Samsung. iPhones are available but due to limited services it is not very popular, coupled with the fact that it is expensive. Like you said, Nokia has phones for almost every pocket and that is why it sells more here on my side of the world.
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  5. Hey Klaus,

    You are going to love the DSLR, I use a 10 MP canon and I have a bunch of different lenses and lighting equipment. I am not the greatest photographer but I actually took all the pics of the items on my site myself the first week I bought the thing and I think they turned out decent.
    btw, maybe u should go off the iphone like they recommend in drug rehab, taper off slowly instead of a sudden withdrawal 😉
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    • Hi Alan.

      Unfortunately I don’t have time to go off the iPhone slowly, as I only have the HTC available for less than a week. I’m excited to start using it tomorrow. Will have to sync it with Google so I can get my stuff over and then use some application to sync some of my iTunes music and podcasts as well.

      I haven’t turned it on yet, but I love the size of this thing. Which is bad for touchscreen phones because of the small screen.

      At least it has a mini-jack output so I can connect it to AUX in the car.

    • By the way – I haven’t looked at ALL the pipe pictures on your site, but the ones I have, they look amazing. So yeah, they definitely turned out (more than) decent 🙂

  6. I head HTC Tattoo is awesome .,. but im sure the touch features will not be as good as iPhone. Im waiting for you review on HTC tattoo.
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    • Hi Ramkumar,

      I’m sure the Tattoo is great, especially the price taken into consideration. But I fear the touchscreen… we’ll see tomorrow.

  7. I can’t really see this experiment making you change for good, the iPhone is something very different and I don’t even have one. I might get one next week though, I have seriously been c0nsidering it.
    .-= Extreme John´s last blog ..Pictures of Girls in Limos =-.

    • Honestly, I agree. There’s no way the Tattoo will ever make me get rid of the iPhone, but don’t tell anybody, then my experiment would be worthless 😀

      Any iPhone questions you might have – you know where to find me!

  8. Until today i have just one belief in my mind that nokia is profting well in the market but from this posr i have come to know the different and actual thing.


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