IDC: Smartphone Growth Rate to Slow in 2014

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Smartphone shipment volume shot up over 39% in 2013, exceeding 1 billion units for the first time. That pace won’t be kept up in years to come, however, with smartphone shipment growth slowing to 8.3% in 2017 and 6.2% in 2018, according to the latest...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

Free Cellphone Service Provider Adds “Bring Your Own Phone” Option

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LOS ANGELES, CA – November 19, 2013 – FreedomPop, America’s first free mobile service company, today expanded its recently launched free phone service to allow consumers to use their old Sprint phones to add a line with FreedomPop. In addition, FreedomPop unveiled a new $99...Learn More

HTC of South Carolina Selects Minerva Middleware

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Las Vegas, NV – October 23, 2013:  Minerva Networks, a leading provider of software solutions for the delivery of television services over broadband networks, announced today that Horry Telephone Cooperative (HTC) has selected Minerva’s award winning iTVFusion platform to power its next generation in-home video...Learn More

comScore: Apple, Android’s Hold on U.S. Smartphone Market Continues

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Apple continued as the leading smartphone manufacturer in the U.S., capturing a 39.2% OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturing) market share for the three months ending May 2013, says comScore. With 52% of the U.S. smartphone market, Google Android ranked as the #1 smartphone platform provider, according...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

Report: Half of Smartphones Sold are from Apple or Samsung

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Global smartphone shipments totaled a record high 700 million in 2012, a 43% year-over-year increase, according to the latest data from Strategy Analytics. Samsung’s star outshone that of other handset manufacturers, in capturing a 30% share of the worldwide market and widening its lead over...Learn More

Harris Poll Reveals Similarities, Differences in Smartphone, PC Usage

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Smartphone owners use their devices in ways that are both similar to and different from the way they use their personal computers, according to an online survey recently conducted by The Harris Poll of 2,383 adults, 991 of whom own and use a smartphone. At...Learn More

1990s App Lives Again — and Other Low-Profile, High-Impact Disputes

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The telecom industry is accustomed to conflict. Recent battles have been fought over network platforms, apps, and the electromagnetic spectrum. And the next set of transformational battle lines are already drawn in areas such as home automation and connected cars. As with past industry transformations,...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