Wireless in the fourth quarter of 2014

How did the wireless industry perform in the fourth quarter of 2014? Check here throughout the fourth-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's carriers, handset makers, equipment suppliers and others.

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Also, make sure to check out this summary of the performance of the four largest U.S. carriers.


Dec. 19
BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY)
BlackBerry said it received 200,000 orders for its new Passport smartphone, the first major smartphone release from the company since 2013. BlackBerry CEO John Chen said the new phone, announced earlier this week, sold out in six hours on BlackBerry's website and in 10 hours on Amazon's site. He said the company has now sold enough Passport smartphones to make the device profitable, according to Bloomberg.
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Jan. 15
Intel
Intel ended 2014 how it started it when it comes to mobile: by losing around $1 billion. The silicon giant reported a $1.11 billion loss in its mobile communications group in the fourth quarter, bringing total 2014 losses in the mobile unit to $4.2 billion.
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Jan. 22
Verizon (NYSE: VZ)
Verizon Wireless delivered strong subscriber growth in the fourth quarter, beating financial analysts' expectations, but the carrier also saw higher than usual churn and its margins dipped amid increasing promotions. Taken together, the results show that while Verizon continues to show resilience it is not immune to rising competition from Sprint, T-Mobile US and AT&T Mobility.
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Jan. 26
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT)
Microsoft sold a record 10.5 million Lumia-branded Windows Phones in the fourth quarter, but is still dealing with the hangover of integrating Nokia's devices and services business.
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Jan. 27
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC)
Ericsson posted tepid sales in the fourth quarter and although the company's gross margin was higher than expected the Swedish vendor is facing continued weakness in North America, its largest market by revenue.
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AT&T (NYSE: T)
AT&T Mobility beat analysts' expectations in terms of subscriber growth for the fourth quarter, but saw churn rise amid intensifying competition. AT&T also saw its margins drop in the quarter, as had been expected.
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Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL)
Apple posted a blowout holiday quarter with sales of 74.5 million iPhones and $18 billion in net profit. The results were way above forecasts from most Wall Street analysts. "We'd like to thank our customers for an incredible quarter, which saw demand for Apple products soar to an all-time high," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. "Our revenue grew 30 percent over last year to $74.6 billion, and the execution by our teams to achieve these results was simply phenomenal."
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Jan. 28
Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM)
Qualcomm cut its outlook for the second half of its fiscal year in part because it disclosed that its Snapdragon 810 processor "will not be in the upcoming design cycle of a large customer's flagship device."
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Facebook (NASDAQ: FB)
Facebook reported gains in mobile revenues and traffic that outpaced Wall Street expectations. The company said around 84 percent of its 890 million daily users accessed its site from a phone, and around 86 percent of its 1.39 billion monthly users did so from a phone--a record for the company.
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Jan. 29
LG
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Nokia (NYSE:NOK)
Nokia reported higher profit than expected in the fourth quarter, and grew its sales as well thanks in large part to a surge in revenue from its Network business, particularly in North America.
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Samsung
Samsung Electronics lost its crown as the world's sole top smartphone vendor to Apple in the fourth quarter for the first time in three years, according to analysts, following Apple's record iPhone sales and another drop in sales and earnings for Samsung's mobile division.
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Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN)
Customers who join Amazon Prime specifically to stream video through its Prime Instant Video service tend to buy more often from other areas of the retail giant's website as well. And while it doesn't seem like much, it's important to note that Prime membership overall increased 53 percent in 2014.
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Google (NASDAQ: GOOG)
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Feb. 5
Sprint (NYSE: S)
Sprint continued to expand its LTE network and improve its subscriber growth trends in the fourth quarter, even though it posted a net loss of postpaid customers in the quarter.
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Feb. 6
Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU)
Alcatel-Lucent posted higher profit in the fourth quarter of 2014 and vowed to continue its march into profitability in 2015. However, like its larger peer Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent was stung in the fourth quarter by falling sales in North America, which is especially problematic since Alcatel-Lucent relies heavily on U.S. carriers for its overall sales.
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Feb. 11
América Móvil (TracFone)
América Móvil's U.S. MVNO, TracFone Wireless, posted weaker subscriber growth in the fourth quarter than it did in the year-ago period. The parent company, an international telecoms giant, also acknowledged the obvious: it is facing more competition in its core market of Mexico from AT&T and Telefónica.
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- more TracFone news

Feb. 19
T-Mobile US (NYSE:TMUS)
T-Mobile US reported a net profit in the fourth quarter of 2014, swinging back into the black after a loss in the year-ago period amid rising subscriber figures.
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Feb. 23
Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH)
Dish Network wants to use its wireless spectrum to launch an innovative mobile video service, and is willing to partner with companies both in and out of the wireless industry to do so, according to Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen. The key to any teaming would be that Dish and its partner should be able to accomplish more together than they could apart, he said.
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Feb. 25
U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM)
U.S. Cellular capped 2014 with a strong performance in the fourth quarter. The company managed to grow its postpaid customer base in 2014, the first time it has been able to do so since 2009.
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Feb. 26
Ntelos
NTelos Wireless reported improved customer and financial momentum in its Western markets, news that underscored the company's relatively positive outlook for 2015. NTelos also said it will continue to expand its LTE network to remain competitive with its larger network rivals.
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