Wireless in the first quarter of 2013

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How did the wireless industry perform in the first quarter  quarter of 2013? Check here throughout the first-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's carriers, handset makers, equipment suppliers and others.

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March 28
BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY)
BlackBerry reported that in its fiscal fourth quarter, which ran until March 2, it sold 1 million units of its new flagship touchscreen Z10 smartphone, the first to run its BlackBerry 10 platform. However, in a troubling sign for the company, it also said that its subscriber base fell to 76 million, down from 79 million at the end of the previous quarter and 80 million the quarter before that.
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April 16
Yahoo
Yahoo announced that it now counts 300 million mobile monthly users, up from 200 million at the end of last year. The company said the rise is partly due to a recent overhaul of its mobile and desktop sites, but is also likely due to users' overall shift from desktop Internet surfing to accessing the Internet from their smartphones.
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April 18
Verizon (NYSE:VZ)
Verizon Wireless reported a record-high profit margin in the first quarter of 2013 as it continued to benefit from its Share Everything shared data plans, which were introduced last June. The carrier said that its average revenue per account grew steadily, as it has in the past several quarters. Verizon said that 30 percent of its retail postpaid customers are now on its shared data plans.
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Nokia (NYSE:NOK)
Nokia reported a year-over-year and sequential drop in device sales in North America, but CEO Stephen Elop also hinted that the company will soon bring a "hero" Lumia Windows Phone smartphone to a top U.S. carrier, likely Verizon Wireless.
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Nokia Siemens Networks
Nokia Siemens Networks' strong first-quarter 2013 results appear to place it firmly on the path toward becoming independent of parent companies Nokia and Siemens.
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Google (NASDAQ:GOOG)
Google CEO Larry Page again hinted at the company's upcoming Motorola phone products, noting the gadgets likely will feature improved battery life and tougher screens.
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Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)
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April 19
América Móvil (TracFone)
América Móvil's U.S. TracFone unit reported stronger subscriber growth and gains in average revenue per user in the first quarter. Though the parent company did not mention it, TracFone's Straight Talk launched support for Apple's iPhone in January, which likely helped boost its first quarter numbers.
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April 23
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)
Apple said it sold 37.4 million iPhones and 19.5 million iPads in its fiscal 2013 second quarter, which ended March 30, beating analysts' expectations for around 35 million iPhones and 17 million iPads. In the year-ago quarter, Apple sold 35.1 million iPhones and 11.8 million iPads.
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AT&T (NYSE:T)
AT&T Mobility sold 6 million smartphones in the first quarter but its postpaid net adds reached just 296,000. The figure is far below Verizon Wireless' 677,000 net retail postpaid customer additions in the first quarter.
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Broadcom
Broadcom reported that net income rose to $191 million, up from $88 million in the year-ago period. Total sales increased to $2.01 billion, up from $1.82 billion in the year-ago quarter.
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April 24
Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S)
Sprint Nextel is shifting its focus to the future and its CDMA and LTE networks as it nears the shutdown of its Nextel iDEN network, scheduled for the middle of the year. As it has in the past several quarters, the company reported relatively strong metrics for its "Sprint platform" (CDMA and LTE) while losing subscribers from its legacy Nextel (iDEN) network.
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Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC)
Despite a 2 percent year-over-year uptick in sales, restructuring costs led Ericsson's first-quarter 2013 income to plummet 86 percent from the prior-year period to $181.43 million.
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Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM)
Qualcomm reported typically strong quarterly earnings but its long-term outlook for the year spooked some analysts and investors as worries fly that the chipset giant could be facing lower royalty payments and tougher competition in Asia.
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LG
LG Electronics shipped a record 10.3 million smartphones in the first quarter and its total handset sales, including feature phones and smartphones, were up nearly 31 percent from the year-ago period.
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Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA)
In a quarter light on new product releases, Zynga's revenue slid 18 percent year-over-year to $264 million. In addition the company's audience metrics dipped across the board. However, the company managed to post a $4.1 million net income, a reversal from the $85 million loss Zynga notched in the same quarter a year ago.
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April 25
MetroPCS (NYSE:PCS)
MetroPCS said that LTE subscribers now make up 39 percent of its subscriber base, an important figure for T-Mobile USA as that carrier ramps plans to merge its network with MetroPCS' network. The 39 percent figure is in MetroPCS' first-quarter results, which are its last as an independent company; MetroPCS shareholders voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to approve the company's merger with T-Mobile.
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Clearwire (NASDAQ:CLWR)
With its fate still uncertain, Clearwire revealed relatively sluggish first-quarter results, which are likely the company's last as an independent entity. The company also said it continues to recommend Sprint Nextel's bid to acquire Clearwire over Verizon Wireless' competing bid to acquire some of Clearwire's spectrum license leases.
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Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN)
Amazon's first-quarter sales rise 22 percent to $16.1 billion.
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April 26
Samsung
Samsung again posted massive quarterly profits driven largely by the company's smartphone sales, but the company's warnings about increasing competition and a short-term slowdown in demand dampened its overall tone. Samsung shipped 70.7 million smartphones in the first quarter, according to research firm IDC, giving the company a market-leading 32.7 percent share in the period.
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Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU)
Restructuring costs and a wait for payments on commercial contracts slammed Alcatel-Lucent's cash flow figure, as the company burned through $694 million in cash during 2013's first quarter, worsening the year-earlier free cash flow loss of nearly $211 million.
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April 30
Leap Wireless (NASDAQ:LEAP)
Cricket provider Leap Wireless said it seeing an improvement in sales of Apple's iPhone, but the company will not purchase any more devices from Apple beyond its initial $900 million, three-year deal that it made with Apple last June.
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May 1
Facebook (NASDAQ:FB)
Facebook announced revenue of $1.46 billion in the first quarter, an increase of 38 percent year-over year, meeting analyst expectations. Of that, revenue from advertising was $1.25 billion. The company said that 30 percent of its advertising revenue now comes from mobile, up from 23 percent in the previous quarter.
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Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU)
Glu Mobile said it would cut 12 percent of its workforce, or around 67 employees. The actions will leave the company with around 564 employees. However, Glu said the job cuts are part of an effort to centralize and streamline the production of games, and the company continues to hire new employees in specific functions. As a result, Glu said it expects to end 2013 with 580 employees.
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May 3
U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM)
U.S. Cellular will start offering "Apple products later this year," a strong indication that it will soon launch the iPhone, marking a reversal from the position the Tier 2 carrier took in 2011, when it said launching the iPhone did not make sense for the company economically.
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May 8
T-Mobile USA (NYSE:TMUS)
T-Mobile US reported that since it started selling Apple's iPhone nationwide April 12 it has sold 500,000 units of the device, an indication of pent-up demand for the gadget at the carrier. T-Mobile made the disclosure in conjunction with the release of its first-quarter results, in which it said its total revenue slipped 7 percent.
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Millennial Media (NYSE:MM)
Millennial Media reported revenues of $49.4 million for the first quarter of 2013, a year-over-year increase of 50.1 percent. Around 18 percent of the company's revenue came from outside the United States. During the company's earnings call, Millennial executives emphasized that the company is not threatened by newcomers to the mobile advertising space, including Facebook  and Twitter.
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May 9
Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH)
Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen said that the company has multiple backup options for its wireless plans if its $25.5 billion bid for Sprint Nextel does not succeed against SoftBank's $20.1 billion proposal to buy 70 percent of Sprint. Dish's irst-quarter net income fell to $216 million from $360 million a year earlier.
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