SLIDESHOW: BlackBerry Z10 Sales, iWatch Trademark Troubles and More From July's First Week (AAPL, BBRY)
Just when you think things are beginning to slow down, rumors surface regarding how many BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) 10 handsets may have been sold.
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) made several headlines this week -- and not for all the right reasons.
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BlackBerry Sold 3 Million Z10 and Q10 Units
BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) sold between 2.5 and three million Z10 and Q10 units during the first fiscal quarter.
This number sounds impressive, but it makes up less than half of the total handsets that BlackBerry sold.Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
iPhone Lite Leaks Online
Feast your eyes on the first glimpse of what could be the iPhone Lite.
Colorful with rounded edges and a lengthy body, the low-cost iPhone is expected to come in a variety of colors.
If the image here is accurate, Apple could be planning to release a cheaper iPhone very soon.Image Source: nowhereelse.fr
Yahoo and Qwiki Joined Forces
Designed to provide its users with "one tap storytelling," Qwiki automatically merges photos, videos and music into one mobile movie.
"This is so much more than a happy ending," Qwiki founder Doug Imbruce wrote on his blog. "It's a beautiful new beginning. Yahoo!'s focus on our city is further inspiring."Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
Apple Filed for 'iWatch' Trademark in Japan
Now, without confirming or denying the existence of a smart watch, Apple has filed a trademark application for "iWatch" in Japan.
While this application may have merely been filed to protect the iWatch name in the event that Apple decides to use it, many believe that this is Apple's subtle way of announcing the device.Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
…But Lost It In America
What a lousy turn of events for Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL).
The Cupertino, California-based tech giant seemed to be well on its way to acquiring the "iWatch" trademark all over the world.
That ended the moment that another company filed the trademark first in the United States.Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
Nokia Acquired NSN
Analysts were impressed by the news, but at least one of them thought this would inspire Nokia to sell its handset business.
This led to a plethora of rumors about the company's future.Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
Apple Went After a Hulu Exec
Samsung Felt the Economic Burn
Samsung (OTC: SSNLF) is beginning to look a lot like its iPhone-making competitor.
The South Korean tech giant announced that it expects to post an operating profit of $8.1 billion to $8.4 billion for the June quarter.
Analysts responded to this news with the same reaction they have given to Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) success: by selling the stock because they expected more.Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
Boston University Demanded a Slice of Apple's Pie
Is this the week of all-things Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL)?
It would seem so. In addition to the trademark battle for the "iWatch" name, Apple is also on the verge of a legal dispute with Boston University.
The famous school sued Apple this week, alleging that the firm infringed on a patent filed by one of its professors.Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
Controversial Microsoft Exec Moved to Zynga
He has replaced Mark Pincus, another controversial figure, as the company's Chief Executive Officer.
This move comes after Microsoft eliminated its restrictions, which included daily Internet connections and a number of measures that restricted game sharing.Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
Apple and Microsoft Face Off