Xfinity Mobile Introduces Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) at Xfinity Stores Nationwide

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January 18, 2018 — PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast announced today that Xfinity Internet customers can now bring their own device (BYOD) to Xfinity Mobile by visiting Xfinity Store locations across the country. Select, unlocked iPhone models can be activated on the Xfinity Mobile network, and devices that don’t qualify...Learn More

Huawei to Launch Mate 10 Pro Smartphone in February in the U.S.

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January 09, 2018 — LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today at CES® 2018, Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) revealed that its breakthrough HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro will be available in the U.S. through major electronics retailers, including Best Buy, Amazon, Microsoft, Newegg and B&H beginning on February 18, with...Learn More

CTA: AR/VR Headset Sales Approaching 5 Million Units, Generating $1.2 Billion

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Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies are expected to see record growth this year, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). The forthcoming U.S. Consumer Technology Sales and Forecasts report from CTA projects AR/VR headset sales (including eyewear) eyewear will sell 4.9 million units in...Learn More

Report: Frustration with the OTT Experience Will Drive Major Change

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Consumers are increasingly demanding video content on at any time, anywhere and on any device, but are overwhelmed by some 200 OTT choices, according to a new report from Ooyala. Yet, even with that many choices, millennials are not completely satisfied with their current OTT...Learn More

Apple Leads in Christmas Device Activations, Phablets Continue to Soar

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If there was a smartphone under the tree this holiday season, it was more likely to be an Apple product than any other brand, according to newly released Christmas device activations research from Flurry Analytics. More than 4 in 10 smartphones (44%) purchased during the...Learn More

Wearables Forecast: 18.4% Annual Growth to 2021

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A wearables forecast from ISC calls for the overall wearables market to increase from 113.2 million shipments in 2017 to 222.3 million in 2021, a compound annual growth rate of 18.4 percent. While basic wristbands like the Xiaomi Mi Band or Fitbit Charge have been...Learn More

Smart TV Preferences: User Experience is Key, Voice Control is Lacking

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User experience is the driving factor behind smart TV and streaming media preferences, according to a smart TV preferences survey from Parks Associates. Nearly half (45 percent) of all broadband households in the U.S. already have a smart TV, according to the research firm. Smart...Learn More

Wearables Study: Wearables Suffer from Smartphone Dependency

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Lack of network connectivity has been one of the stumbling blocks to wearable devices realizing their full potential, according to a wearables study from research firm Strategy Analytics. “While wearables like smartwatches are very much reliant on a paired smartphone for their functionality, smartphones and...Learn More

Amazon Wants to Bring Alexa to the Boardroom

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Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) unveiled Alexa for Business last week, a new AWS service that provides business customers with an intelligent assistant. In the press release announcing the service, AWS said that Alexa for Business can help automate tasks including starting conference calls, controlling conference room...Learn More

Agricultural IoT: Connected Dairy Cows Lead the Way for Now

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The installed base of wireless IoT devices in agriculture grew to 17 million in 2016 and will reach 27.4 million by 2021, according to an agricultural IoT forecast from analyst firm Berg Insight. In its report, Berg Insight said that the most deployed wireless technologies...Learn More

IDC: Phablet Market Share Will Exceed 50% of All Smartphones by 2019

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Smartphone shipments will grow from 1.5 billion units in 2017 to 1.7 billion units in 2021, according to International Data Corporation. Phablets — smartphones with a screen size of between 5.5 inches and 7 inches — will grow the fastest and phablet market share will...Learn More

Deloitte: As Smartphone Penetration Hits 82%, Wireless Industry Thrives

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A new report from Deloitte LLP confirms the popularity of smartphones and the health of the wireless industry. Americans as a whole use their mobile phones 12 billion times a day, according to researchers. Additionally, smartphone penetration has reached 82 percent (93 percent for the...Learn More

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