Flurry: Phablet Market Share Grows to 27% of New Activations

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Larger screen phablets have proved popular among consumers despite initial skepticism among industry pundits. To wit: phablets accounted for nearly 3 in 10 mobile device activations (27 percent) in the week prior to Christmas, according to the latest holiday season market data from mobile analytics...Learn More

Report: 5.3-Inch is Preferred Smartphone Screen Size

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Large-screen smartphones have proved popular with end-users as OEMs and vendors have introduced a variety of large-screen handheld devices, such as phablets. So, what is the optimal smartphone screen size? According to new research results from Strategy Analytics’ Mobile Device UX group, U.S. and U.K....Learn More

TDS Launches Cloud-Based Storage Backup

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TDS® Backup Online — It’s back A cloud-based service, TDS Backup Online is accessible from anywhere and includes 200GB of storage. Madison, Wisconsin — Dec. 15, 2015 — Just in time for all those holiday photos, TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) is introducing a new cloud-based back-up...Learn More

Cyber Monday Smartphone Shopping Stats: Over One Quarter of Purchases Now by Mobile

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More people made Cyber Monday purchases via smartphones and tablets than ever before, according to market data from Branding Brand. Online purchases via smartphones and tablets accounted for 27 percent of the Cyber Monday total, up 10 percent from the year-ago period. Apple mobile devices...Learn More

IDC: 3Q Global Smartphone Shipments Second-Highest Ever

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Global smartphone shipments totaled 355.2 million in 3Q 2015, the second highest quarterly total recorded, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. That’s up 6.8 percent from 332.6 million in 3Q’14. That said, IDC forecast 3Q’15 global smartphone shipments would increase to reach...Learn More

Report: Microsoft Mobile Satisfaction Sees Big Jump

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Apple, Samsung and Google continue to dominate markets for consumer connected devices, but Microsoft’s focus on improving the overall user experience is paying off, according to Argus Insights. Microsoft’s ¨Delight Index¨ – Argus Insights’ proprietary measure of user satisfaction – has been on the rise...Learn More

J.D. Power: Smartphone Satisfaction Rises with Screen Size

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Mobile subscribers’ satisfaction with large-screen (5¨-plus) smartphones has improved as they have bought more of them, according to highlights from the second installment of the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Wireless Smartphone Satisfaction Study. Overall satisfaction with large-screen smartphones, moreover, is typically higher than it is...Learn More

Comcast Increases Internet Speeds for No Additional Cost for Majority of Customers in the West

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Denver, Colorado — October 8, 2015 –Comcast today announced it is increasing Internet speeds with the introduction of a new Performance Pro speed tier of 75 Mbps and Blast! Pro speed tier of 150 Mbps. Customers who subscribe to many popular XFINITY bundles will now receive...Learn More

Report: U.S. Smartphone Penetration Hits 77.1%

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Apple garnered a 44.1 percent share and retained the top market position in the US smartphone OEM market in the three-month period to the end of August, increasing its lead 0.6 percentage points, according to data from comScore and Mobile Metrix. Google’s Android remained the...Learn More

Report: Custom Enterprise Apps on the Rise with Energy, Utility, Insurance, and Financial Sectors

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Corporations are turning to a growing variety of secure work apps in order to enhance communications security. Increasing uptake of secure work apps is enabling users to take care of work and personal tasks and activities using one device while protecting the user information contained...Learn More

Brillo is Google’s Version of a Smart Home Operating System, Managing the IoT

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Google has successfully created an operating system for the smartphone with Android.  Together with Apple’s iOS, they jointly have a duopoly on the software that runs smartphones and tablets, although globally, Android has the lead over iOS. The idea of smart devices has moved beyond...Learn More

Strategy Analytics: Microsoft, Google Gain Tablet Market Share

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Tablet buyers appear to be demanding more Windows-based devices, according to new market research from Strategy Analytics. Microsoft’s share of global tablet shipments rose to 6.6 percent, up 1.1 percentage points from a year ago as overall tablet shipments fell 9 percent to total 51.8...Learn More