IDC: Global Smartphone Shipments to Grow 12% Yearly Through 2018

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Just how long can smartphone shipments continue to grow at annual double-digit rates? At least until 2018, according to a new market research report from IDC. The Massachusetts-based market research provider forecasts worldwide smartphone shipments will grow at a compound annual rate (CAGR) of 12.3...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

Report: 4G Enabled Phones Generate Only 30% of Mobile Web Traffic

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Previous-generation, or non-4G, smartphones still generate 70% of smartphone web traffic across North America, according to new research results from online advertising network provider Chitika. 4G smartphones account for about 30% of total traffic from all North American smartphones, Chitika Insights found. Among 4G smartphone...Learn More

ABI: The Market for Mobile Apps Will Reach $27 Billion This Year

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Mobile apps’ role in winning mobile operating system (OS) market share continues to grow, according to a new report from ABI Research. The global market for mobile apps will reach $27 billion in 2013, ABI forecasts, “as mobile apps continue to be a critical factor...Learn More

ComScore: Smartphones Now 57% of Mobile Device Market

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Apple topped the ranks of U.S. smartphone manufacturers and Google the ranks of smartphone platform providers in the three-month period through the end of February, according to comScore’s latest MobiLens smartphone research service. There were 133.7 million smartphone owners in the U.S. as of the...Learn More

Report: U.S. Smartphone Penetration Reaches 55%

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Some 129.4 million Americans owned smartphones during the three-month period ending this January, up 7% since October for a market penetration of 55%, according to comScore’s latest MobiLens report. Apple topped the ranks of smartphone OEMs as its U.S. market share increased 3.5% to 37.8%...Learn More

BlackBerry Intros New Smartphone Platform

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Jan 30, 2013 –Waterloo, ON – BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today launched BlackBerry® 10, the re-designed, re-engineered, and re-invented BlackBerry platform that creates a new and unique mobile computing experience. Available on two new LTE-enabled smartphones, the BlackBerry® Z10 (all-touch) and BlackBerry® Q10 (touch...Learn More

Smartphones: One Billion and Counting

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Smartphones are a relatively new phenomenon. Nokia and RIM’s BlackBerry were the early pioneers in smartphones, but it was the iconic iPhone that pushed the smartphone into the mainstream. Google responded to the iPhone with the Android OS, and the rest is smartphone history. There...Learn More

Report: Smartphone Shipments to Double by 2016

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Smartphone shipments will reach 567 million in 2012, and double by 2016, according to the latest research from NPD DisplaySearch. The fast pace of new model introductions, such as the much-anticipated iPhone 5, will continue, fueling the increase. Nonetheless, the actual volume of new smartphone...Learn More

Report: Smartphones to Outsell Other Cellphones by Next Year

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Smartphone shipments will meet and exceed those of older feature phones a full two years sooner than previously anticipated, according to a new report from IHS iSuppli. Growing demand in developed markets and unexpectedly high demand from emerging markets will drive smartphone shipments to account...Learn More

Report: 24% of Smartphone Users Have Purchased Content

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Offering further evidence of just how strongly smartphone users have become attached to their mobile devices, more than 2/3 of respondents to an Online Publishers Association (OPA) survey said they “cannot live without them.” The population of smartphone users continues to grow rapidly: an estimated...Learn More

IDC: 85% of Smartphones Shipped Use Android or iOS

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Smartphones using either Apple’s iOS or Google’s Android mobile operating systems (OS) continue to dominate the global market. Taken together, 85% of all smartphones shipped in 2Q were equipped with one or the other, a new combined high, according to the latest data from IDC....Learn More