The cellular network today reported third-quarter net profit of $193 million -- more than double the $69 million profit it recorded a year ago -- on revenue of $1.3 billion, or 52 cents a share. Revenue was up by 4 percent year over year. Analysts had expected revenue of $1.25 billion for the third quarter. MetroPCS did have a net loss of 312,000 subscribers during the quarter, dropping its total subscriber base to 8.9 million customers. However, 1 million of those -- around 11 percent -- are now on its high-speed LTE network.
MetroPCS CEO Roger Linquist said in a statement, During the fourth quarter, we plan to focus on re-energizing milky way over mountains - landscape photography iphone case subscriber growth, which we expect will put incremental pressure on our CPGA and CPU, With a robust 4G LTE handset line-up that is growing, we believe our 4G LTE For All initiative provides unmatched value, with all taxes and regulatory fees included, The cellular network also reaffirmed its guidance for fiscal year 2012, Earlier this month, T-Mobile USA pitched a bid to merge with MetroPCS for $1.5 billion, The move signals that T-Mobile USA's parent company, Deutsche Telekom, plans to remain in the U.S, market, despite previously saying it wanted to leave the country altogether, It comes a year after U.S, regulators pulled the plug on AT&T's plan to buy No, 4 T-Mobile after the Justice Department said it would hurt competition..
Google has made the screen of the Nexus 10 tablet its chief selling point. At a resolution of 2,560x1,600, or 300 PPI, the tablet it produced with Samsung boasts the highest resolution on the market. To Google, this is the kind of gee-whiz feature that should appeal to a broad audience: "That's over 4 million pixels right in your hands," the company said in its announcement. Meanwhile, Amazon took Apple to task over the weekend for the pixel density of its recently announced iPad Mini. In a comparison chart, Amazon noted that its Kindle Fire HD has 216 PPI to the Mini's 163, or 30 percent more pixels than the Mini.
To which Apple might say: Yes, but the Mini's screen is 35 percent bigger, The company has emphasized the quality of the Mini's display in its own marketing materials, saying that "everything looks incredibly crisp and sharp, And since the iPad Mini display has 35 percent more screen area than a 7-inch tablet, everything is easier to read and interact with."Apple can take credit for starting the arms race over pixels, In 2010, it released the iPhone 4, which boasted a 3.5-inch LED display at a resolution of 640x960 pixels, That's 326 PPI -- the highest seen on a smartphone up to that point, It was so high that, Apple said, the human eye could not distinguish individual pixels when viewed at a normal distance, In a smart marketing move, Apple called its new screen the "Retina milky way over mountains - landscape photography iphone case display," and began bringing it to more and more devices, It has since become the signature feature of new products like this year's iPads and MacBook Pros..
Little wonder, then, that competitors have followed suit. PPI features prominently in the marketing of many of the big holiday phone and tablet launches -- it is to the mobile world what processor speed was to the desktop PC market. Eventually, processor speeds grew fast enough that average users couldn't tell the difference between last year's model and this one -- at least not so long as they confined their activities to word processing and browsing the Web. Selling a device based on its display faces a similar fate -- once the human eye can't distinguish between Apple's displays and Amazon's, you can expect it to disappear from the advertisements. (Maybe it's already happening; the official site for the current Windows Phone 8 flagship device, the Nokia Lumia 920, makes little fuss about its 332 PPI display.).