According to a study from Deutsche Bank’s Brian Modof, reported by the Wall Street Journal, Apple and BlackBerry manufacturer RIM accounted for 35 per cent of the total profit in the handset sector last year.
Even more remarkably, the companies managed to rake that cash in despite only accounting for three per cent of total mobile phone sales, as well as the relatively high price points of their phones.
But both firms have one key factor on their side – namely the subsidies paid by carriers they receive. Industry estimates suggest that Apple receives a mighty $400 for every iPhone, while Blackberry gets about $200. By way of comparison, Nokia gets just $100.
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