IDC: 42% of Smartphones Shipped Globally Cost Less than $200

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It’s no surprise to anyone following smartphones and telecom that Apple and Google are dominating the worldwide smartphone market, but 95.7%, 93.8%? Those are the respective shares of Android and iOS smartphone shipments combined during 4Q and all 2013, respectively, according to new market research...Learn More

NPD: U.S. Smartphone Penetration Reaches 60%

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Smartphone penetration and data plan usage rose to new heights in the U.S. over the past year. While Apple and Samsung have come to dominate the U.S. market for smartphones, adoption of streaming music services was a key driver of growth in data plan usage,...Learn More

comScore: Android, Apple Add to Their Smartphone Market Share Leads

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Nearly sixty-four percent (63.8%) of Americans – 152.5 million people – owned smartphones as of end November, 3% more than did as of the end of August, with Apple manufacturing and Google supplying the mobile operating systems (OS) for more of them than any other...Learn More

comScore: U.S. Smartphone Ownership Rose 4% in One Quarter

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Google sites collectively continued to reign as the top mobile media property in the U.S. in October, with Apple ranking at the top of the ranks of smartphone manufacturers and Android the market leading smartphone platform, according to the latest from comScore’s MobiLens and Mobile...Learn More

Research Says iOS 7 Improves Apple’s Shine

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Apple and Samsung are the only two smartphone manufacturers to show consistent, steady increases through 2013, according to InsightExpress’ latest quarterly “Digital Consumer Portrait” report. Samsung was the fastest growing brand name smartphone manufacturer worldwide through 3Q 2013, as it continues to gain ground on...Learn More

IDC: Android Hits 81% of Worldwide Smartphone Market in 3Q13

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Android and Windows Phone smartphone shipments reached milestones while smartphone shipments rose 39.9% year over year in 3Q 2013, according to the latest from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. Shipping 211.6 million units during 3Q, Android smartphone shipments accounted for over 80% of...Learn More

Apple Launches Lighter Thinner iPad

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SAN FRANCISCO—October 22, 2013—Apple® today announced iPad Air™, the latest generation of its category defining device, featuring a stunning 9.7-inch Retina® display in a new thinner and lighter design. Precision-engineered to weigh just one pound, iPad Air is 20 percent thinner and 28 percent lighter...Learn More

J.D. Power: Verizon and iPhone are a Good Combination

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Performance and quality of mobile carriers’ services, as well as how specific features and services are presented to subscribers, play an important role in determining customers’ overall satisfaction with smartphones, J.D. Power and Associates finds in the second installment of its semi-annual wireless smartphone satisfaction...Learn More

IHS: iPhone 5c Bill of Materials is $166

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When Apple announced it would introduce new smartphone models – the iPhone 5s and 5c – many expected the market leader to change its design, production and pricing strategy in response to a flood of cheaper, mostly Android-based, smartphones from competitors. Instead, with the 5c,...Learn More

Target Preps Video-on-Demand Service, Target Ticket

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Like Walmart, Target has historically been one of the largest retailers of DVDs. Like Walmart, Target realized a while ago that the evolution to digital delivery of video via the Internet will negatively impact the revenue of physical disc sales. Walmart purchased Vudu a few...Learn More

iPhone May Soon Supplant Service Provider Hopes for the Digital Home

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Home monitoring, control, and automation is one of the more exciting apps for the digital home. We’re just now beginning to understand the value of giving customers the ability to monitor their home in real time from anywhere, or adjust their heating/AC on the fly,...Learn More

Report: Samsung Gains 5.8% in Tablet Market Share

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Samsung came on strong in the media tablet marketplace this past year with the Samsung Galaxy Tab gaining 5.8 market share percentage points, but Apple continues as the clear market leader, according to Jumptap’s August MobileSTAT. Having come on strong after Christmas 2011, Amazon’s Kindle...Learn More