Is the iPhone’s dominance under threat? Samsung may have pulled ahead in the smartphone stakes in the April-June quarter, according to Bloomberg. The South Korean company is estimated to have sold 18-21 million of the devices, compared with 20.3 million iPhones. At one level this establishes consumer comfort with the Android OS and Samsung as its front-line implementer.
Then again, a new version of the iPhone is strongly tipped for a September release, which could also mean sales of Apple’s current models are slowing ahead of that.
While Samsung and Apple battle it out, the woes of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion continue. The company will be cutting 2,000 jobs, or 10% of its workforce, as demand for the BlackBerry declines, The Wall Street Journal reports. That comes on top of the carping over missing functionality in the PlayBook, the company’s late entry in the tablet wars.