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Informal retail checks from Baird's William Power find the iPhone 4S is still the top-selling...

Informal retail checks from Baird's William Power find the iPhone 4S is still the top-selling device among the U.S. carriers who offer it (in spite of Q1's sales declines), reinforcing his bullish stance on Apple (AAPL -2.6%). However, he adds Nokia's (NOK) Lumia 900 is still being heavily promoted by AT&T (T), and many company reps own the device (perhaps because Nokia is paying them to).
Comments (9)
  • As long as T pays AAPL ~$400/handset....they will promote EVERYTHING else.

     

    AAPL has the advantage now....but they need to be careful.....the Samsung set is actually better from my point of view.

     

    Margin pressure will continue.

     

    Short AAPL.....Long T.
    30 Apr 2012, 02:12 PM Reply Like
  • plenty of room for both
    Long AAPL...as long as people will camp out overnight for newest
    Long NOK...900 is best I have ever owned, like Windows Phone
    30 Apr 2012, 02:21 PM Reply Like
  • What "Q1 sales declines"? Q1 vs. Q1 the sales were UP.
    30 Apr 2012, 02:35 PM Reply Like
  • Nokia should give away the Lumia 900 (with service contract call plans, of course).

     

    Get the Windows OS in people's hands!!

     

    Market share is PRIORITY #1 at this point!
    30 Apr 2012, 03:22 PM Reply Like
  • I have been long this stock for many years now. First got in @ $190 and held for awhile. Started getting bored when it stayed in the $300's for so long and started adding day trading on $AAPL to try to time the market. It doesn't work. From an older investor to anyone who doesn't want to go nuts, stay long as an investor and you will be sooo happy years from now if not sooner.
    30 Apr 2012, 03:45 PM Reply Like
  • Very good advice. Thank you.
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    30 Apr 2012, 03:52 PM Reply Like
  • Charles 6767
    Amen, but interesting reading!
    30 Apr 2012, 11:41 PM Reply Like
  • No--the SA site is about expressing opinions and sharing information regarding investment ideas and relevant issues--both of which are focused into one's "editorial point of view". Who is grinding which axe and how one's bread is buttered is no more a mystery here than in any other journalistic format. If anybody is being paid here--it ain't much! Most of us hope to benefit by making the right decisions--that's how we intend to benefit financially.

     

    The mere idea that the SA reader could be so easily manipulated is insulting to the community of writers and "commentarians", who should be more highly regarded. This is a site where you get out what you put in--if you rise to a higher level, it elevates all of us. Conversely, low-running-dogging depresses everyone--so its a choice to bring your best--or refrain from participating.

     

    I have read hundreds of articles and thousands of commentaries here, and it is clear to me that 99% are made in the best interests of the SA community of article writers and readers. And I have seen a great deal of "financial altruism", where contributors have taken their time and made extensive efforts to educate.

     

    This is the beauty of open and unedited communication regarding investment matters--you can state your opinion, and sometimes that may take courage--but it is out here in the open for all to see, and respond to if they wish. It's a real democracy, and you can vote whenever you feel like it!

     

    So use it--don't abuse it!
    30 Apr 2012, 11:41 PM Reply Like
  • @ consultnick: My disclosure IS my opinion. It is also MY altruistic act to say to all readers: Hey, regardless of your background and experience, remember you should take what you read here with a huge grain of salt and don't let it be your only source for making real-life money decisions. So, in my way, I am trying to HELP those that may be walking around in a comatose state like you can see if you have ever been in a casino, where those who risk and lose the most are the ones that cannot afford to do so.

     

    If you are personally offended by my disclosure, that's not my doing since I don`t know you. Also I don`t think you should speak on behalf of the "community". Now let`s hold hands and sing Kumbaya around the fire. :-) And move on.
    1 May 2012, 11:09 AM Reply Like
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