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How did the wireless industry perform in the third quarter of 2012? Check here throughout the third-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's carriers, handset makers, equipment suppliers and others.

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Sept. 27
Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM)
BlackBerry maker Research In Motion announced better-than-expected financials, sending the company's stock up slightly in after-hours trading immediately following the release of its quarterly report. RIM CEO Thorsten Heins noted on the company's earnings conference call that "the entire company is energized and excited" for the launch of BlackBerry 10 in the first quarter of 2013.
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Oct. 4
Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA)
Zynga said it will report weaker third quarter revenue and lowered its full-year guidance for 2012. In addition, Zynga CEO Mark Pincus hinted that the company will address these near-term challenges "by targeted cost reductions" and by focusing on its new game pipeline.
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Oct. 8
HTC
Taiwanese handset maker HTC continues to suffer as its competitors Apple and Samsung Electronics gain ground in the smartphone market. HTC reported a 79 percent decline in third quarter profits and a 48 percent drop in revenue.
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Oct. 18
Verizon (NYSE:VZ)
Verizon Wireless saw its third quarter EBITDA service margin rise to a record-high of 50 percent as customers flocked to the company's new Share Everything data plans. Verizon CFO and EVP Fran Shammo told investors that adoption rates of the new plans, which were just introduced this summer, are higher than expected with more than 13 percent of Verizon's customer base on the new plans.
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Nokia (NYSE:NOK)
Nokia reported shipping 2.9 million Lumia smartphones worldwide during its third quarter, down significantly from the 4 million the company shipped during the previous quarter. In the North American market, Nokia reported shipping 300,000 devices, down from 600,000 in the previous quarter.
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Nokia Siemens Networks
Nokia's third-quarter earnings report also included figures from Nokia Siemens Networks, the network equipment supplier that is a joint venture between Nokia and Siemens. Nokia Siemens Networks' net sales increased quarter-on-quarter and year-on-year to $4.6 billion, a stronger result than some analysts had expected. Nokia Siemens also recorded a record non-IFRS operating profit in the quarter of around $410.5 million.
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Google (NASDAQ:GOOG)
Google failed to meet analyst expectations for the third quarter of 2012, its first with Motorola Mobility fully integrated into its ranks. Much of this could be attributed to Motorola, which had an operating loss of $527 million, a huge increase from the $41 million for the same statistic last year. Overall Motorola revenues were $1.25 billion, with $843 million coming from its mobile segment.
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Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)
Microsoft announced quarterly revenue of $16.01 billion for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2012. Operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $5.31 billion, $4.47 billion, and $0.53 per share.
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Oct. 22
Yahoo
Hosting her first earnings call as Yahoo President and CEO, Marissa Mayer admitted Monday that the company has failed to exploit opportunities in the mobile segment, pledging dramatic changes moving forward.
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Oct. 23
Facebook (NASDAQ:FB)
Facebook said it generated 14 percent of its advertising revenue from mobile during its third quarter. The news comes after the company vowed to improve its mobile experience in July, after experiencing a net loss of $157 million last quarter.
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Oct. 24
AT&T (NYSE:T)
Reaction to AT&T Mobility's third quarter results were mixed today with the company reporting 6.1 million in smartphone sales in the quarter, of which 4.7 million were Apple's iPhone. However, AT&T also reported just 678,000 net adds in the quarter, of which only 151,000 were postpaid net adds. AT&T's total customer base is 105.9 million.
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LG
LG Electronics bounced back to a profit in the third quarter on stronger-than-expected results from its handset division, which may be showing signs of turning around after several bumpy quarters.
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Oct. 25
Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S)
Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) reported losing a total of 423,000 wireless subscribers in the third quarter as losses on its Nextel iDEN network outweighed gains the company is making on its "Sprint platform" for its CDMA and LTE networks.
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Broadcom
The third quarter of 2012 was a record-setter for fabless chip vendor Broadcom, which announced it reached total quarterly revenue of more than $2 billion for the first time, as well as another first-time milestone, mobile and wireless revenue above $1 billion.
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Clearwire (NASDAQ:CLWR)
Clearwire significantly cut the number of TD-LTE sites it plans to deploy from 5,000 sites by mid-year 2013 to 2,000 sites. The company said that the reduction in TD-LTE sites was to better align its buildout with that of Sprint Nextel. Sprint plans to offload excess LTE data traffic onto Clearwire's network.
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Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)
Apple sold 26.9 million iPhones in its fiscal fourth quarter, a 58 percent increase from the year-ago period. The quarter only represented nine days worth of sales of the iPhone 5, which went on sale Sept. 21. Yet Apple's earnings missed analysts' expectations.
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América Móvil (TracFone)
América Móvil's U.S. MVNO, TracFone, posted net subscriber gains in the quarter of 302,000, weaker than in the year-ago period. However, the company's revenue and earnings rose.
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Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN)
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Oct. 26
Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC)
Ericsson reported that its net profit declined 43 percent in the third quarter as weaker network sales and cautious operator spending weighed down its results. Slimmer profits from large-scale network modernization projects weakened the company's margins, and weaker sales in key regions depressed earnings, but the Swedish vendor got a boost from strong North American sales.
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Samsung
Samsung Electronics handily beat Apple, Nokia and all other mobile phone competitors again in the third quarter, maintaining its position as the world's largest supplier of feature phones and smartphones. However, the company warned that market competition will be fierce in the fourth quarter as it battles head-to-head with the iPhone 5, Nokia's Lumia line and every other OEM's holiday handsets.
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Oct. 30
MetroPCS (NYSE:PCS)
MetroPCS (NYSE:PCS) posted significant gains in revenue, adjusted EBITDA and churn, but the carrier lost a whopping 312,291 customers during its third quarter. Indeed, MetroPCS' subscriber base has shrunk from around 9.15 million people a year ago to 8.98 million people at the end of the third quarter.
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Nov. 1
Motricity (NASDAQ:MOTR)
Motricity reported third-quarter 2012 revenues of $23 million, down from $24.8 million in the year-ago quarter but up from $22.2 million in the previous quarter.
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Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU)
Glu Mobile deemed nine of the 11 titles it released last quarter as financial failures, despite an overall increase in revenue of 27 percent. This was the first of many mixed results the company reported during its third-quarter earnings call.
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Nov. 2
Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU)
Alcatel-Lucent reported a net loss for the third quarter as sales slumped, though CEO Ben Verwaayen said the vendor is on track with its latest restructuring plan, which will see around 5,500 jobs axed. Further, CFO Paul Tufano said the company is considering unspecified asset sales to provide liquidity and bolster its balance sheet.
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Nov. 5
Millennial Media (NYSE:MM)
Millennial Media reported third-quarter revenues of $47.4 million, up 88 percent over revenues of $25.2 million a year ago. The mobile advertising network nevertheless posted a loss of $1.8 million, up from $242,000 in the third quarter of 2011. The loss included a one-time stock based competition expense equal to $1.3 million.
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Nov. 7
U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM)
U.S. Cellular said it will sell some of its major Midwestern markets and spectrum to Sprint Nextel for $480 million as it seeks to streamline its operations. The Tier 2 carrier made the announcement in conjunction with its third-quarter earnings, in which it reported a modest gain in subscribers. U.S. Cellular also said that it will cut the majority of its retail, engineering and business support workers, or about 1,000 jobs, after the deal closes.
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Leap Wireless (NASDAQ:LEAP)
Cricket provider Leap Wireless lost 269,000 subscribers and saw its churn rise to 4.8 percent in the third quarter. However, the flat-rate carrier said it is taking concrete steps to improve the customer experience.
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Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM)
Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs said that the company is no longer impacted by supply constraints for its newest chipsets, a problem that it faced earlier this year. Instead, the company marched ahead with strong fiscal fourth quarter as demand for smartphones accelerated.
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Nov. 8
T-Mobile USA (Deutsche Telekom)
- T-Mobile USA reported a net gain in subscribers for the third quarter, as its prepaid additions outweighed continued losses in postpaid subscribers. The carrier suffered from the launch of Apple's iPhone 5 in the quarter, and it remains the only Tier 1 U.S. operator that does not sell the device.
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