Wireless in the second quarter of 2010

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How did the wireless industry perform in the second quarter of 2010? Check here throughout the second quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's carriers, handset makers, equipment suppliers and others.

Also, don't forget to check out our third quarter 2009, fourth quarter 2009 and first quarter 2010 wrapup pages.

(Don't forget to check out our list of the top 10 U.S. wireless carriers in the second quarter and our special report on the top global handset makers in the second quarter.)

 


July 15
Google
Google executives continued to boast of the search giant's mobile and Android progress to date during the company second-quarter conference call, and promised further movement. However, they declined to provide much in the way of specifics on the company's mobile performance or its plans for the future.
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July 16
Sony Ericsson

Phone manufacturer Sony Ericsson continues to turn itself around. After a dismal 2009, the fifth-largest handset maker reported its second consecutive quarterly profit thanks in part to an increase in sales of a new smartphone, the Xperia X10, which uses the Google Android platform.
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July 20
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)
Apple posted revenues and profits surpassing expectations during its fiscal third quarter, while its gross margin remained steady. The company said it shipped a whopping 8,398,000 iPhones during the period--a figured that includes two days of iPhone 4 sales. Apple's quarter ended June 26, and the company's latest iPhone went on sale June 24. Apple has said that it sold more than 3 million iPhone 4s.
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July 21
Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM)
Qualcomm posted better-than-expected earnings in its fiscal third quarter, bolstered by strong chip sales and global 3G demand. The chipset behemoth also raised its revenue and earnings guidance for the fiscal year.
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July 22

AT&T (NYSE:T)
AT&T Mobility  once again experienced strong quarterly subscriber growth, largely thanks to Apple and the launch of the iPhone 4. AT&T reported that in the second quarter of 2010 it gained a net 1.6 million subscribers for a total of 90.1 million subscribers. The company activated 3.2 million iPhones in the quarter, its largest number of quarterly iPhone activations ever. The carrier said around 27 percent of those activations were customers new to AT&T.
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Nokia (NYSE:NOK)
Nokia reported a sharper-than-expected drop in net profit in the second quarter, with speculation continuing to swirl about the fate of its embattled CEO, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo.
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July 23
Verizon (NYSE:VZ)
Verizon Wireless reported solid operating results for the second quarter, but the nation's largest carrier continued to  see the pace of its postpaid subscriber additions slow down. Nevertheless, the company's earnings and growth were boosted by the addition of new smartphones such as the Motorola Droid X as well as from reseller customers.
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Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC)
Swedish infrastructure vendor Ericsson disappointed investors with lower-than-expected profits. The company reported that component shortages, tight supply and weak demand caused its net profit to be $260 million, which is double what the company did in the same quarter last year ($112.8 million), but significantly lower than what analysts predicted.
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July 28
Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S)
Sprint Nextel reported its first net wireless subscriber growth in three years in the second quarter. Nevertheless, the carrier posted a wider net loss and still lost 228,000 postpaid subscribers in the quarter. Sprint now expects to have positive total net wireless subscriber additions during the remainder of 2010, and fewer postpaid subscriber losses in the second half of the year than in the first half.
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LG
LG Electronics posted weak second-quarter results, with its handset unit unable to produce smartphone hits. The South Korean electronics conglomerate's handset division suffered its first loss in four years. LG's handset unit posted an operating loss of $101 million in the quarter, a dramatic reversal of the $524 million profit it recorded in the year-ago period.
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July 29
Motorola (NYSE:MOT)
Motorola posted a stronger net profit in the second quarter that beat Wall Street expectations, and the company's smartphone shipments rose primarily from its devices running Google's Android platform. The company reiterated plans to separate into two publicly traded companies in the first quarter of 2011.
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July 30
Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU)
Alcatel-Lucent reported a net loss in the second quarter but maintained its 2010 outlook. The equipment vendor said it is still dealing with component shortages but now has a better handle on the situation.
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Samsung
Samsung reported weak financial results for its handset division despite rising unit shipments, indicating that its margins are under pressure in the high-end segment from competitors such as Apple's iPhone.The South Korean electronics giant said its telecommunications business--which includes both handsets and wireless network equipment--posted profit of $531.3 million, down 36 percent from the year-ago period.
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August 3
Leap Wireless (NASDAQ:LEAP)
Leap posted a net subscriber loss for the second quarter, and inked an MVNO deal with Sprint Nextel.
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August 4
Clearwire (NASDAQ:CLWR)
During its quarter, Clearwire reported net subscriber additions of 722,000 customers and announced it would test LTE technology.
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August 5
Deutsche Telekom (T-Mobile USA)
T-Mobile USA reported mixed second-quarter results, and even though the company returned to stronger postpaid subscriber growth, the nation's No. 4 carrier still posted a net subscriber loss for the quarter.
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MetroPCS (NYSE:PCS)
MetroPCS posted solid second-quarter results, and the flat-rate, prepaid carrier also said it is still on track to launch LTE services later this year.
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