How consumer-electronics makers are faring

AP News
Posted: Oct 23, 2012 10:17 AM
How consumer-electronics makers are faring

Makers and sellers of consumer-electronics devices have begun releasing their earnings reports for the latest quarter. Here's a look at selected companies that report unit sales on phones, tablet computers and other devices.

Some companies including Samsung Electronics Co. do not release data on unit sales.

— Oct. 18: Microsoft Corp. says it shipped 1.7 million Xbox 360 consoles during the latest quarter, down 26 percent from 2.3 million a year earlier.

Nokia Corp. says sales of smartphones dropped 63 percent to 6.3 million in the quarter, from 16.8 million a year earlier, while volume sales of cellphones fell 22 percent to 83 million from 107 million a year earlier. Sales of its flagship Lumia phones — its first Windows-based devices launched a year ago — dropped to 2.9 million units from 4 million in the previous quarter. Nokia didn't say when and where the new Lumia 920 and 820 will be launched, except that it will be in "selective" markets during the current quarter.

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Coming up:

— Wednesday: AT&T Inc., Nintendo Co.

— Thursday: Apple Inc.

— Oct. 30: TomTom

— Oct. 31: Garmin Ltd.

— Nov. 1: Sony Corp.

— Nov. 20: Hewlett-Packard Co.

— Dec. 20: Research In Motion Ltd.