Report: Q4 2017 Smartphone Shipments Decline 9% From Q4 2016

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New research from Strategy Analytics shows that global Q4 2017 smartphone shipments dropped 9 percent compared to the same period a year earlier, marking the sharpest drop since the debut of the smartphone. Apple was the most popular smartphone provider, notching a 19% global market...Learn More

Mobile Device Trade-In Market Reaches Over $2 Billion, iPhones Lead the Pack

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U.S. consumers received 38% more for mobile device trade-ins in 2017 than they did in 2016, according to new research from HYLA Mobile, a company specializing in the U.S. mobile device trade-in market. HYLA researchers value that market at $2.156 billion. “Our review of 2017...Learn More

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

Apple App Store Holiday Sales Approach $1 Billion, $300M on New Year’s Day Alone

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It was a happy New Year’s Day indeed for Apple as $300 million in purchases were made on the App Store. The week saw the most people ever use the online marketplace. Between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day visitors spent more than $890 million...Learn More

Report: Total 3Q17 U.S. Smartphone Shipments Fall, but Motorola Up

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U.S. smartphone shipments fell 2 percent annually to reach 40 million units in the third quarter of 2017, according to Strategy Analytics. In a press release announcing the results, Strategy Analytics said that Motorola had moved up to 5 percent market share in the third...Learn More

Report: iPhone Users Like Video More, Mobile Video Streaming Now Nearly 80% of Smartphone Data

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A new research report from The NPD Group shows that 57 percent of all smartphone users use an app at least once a month to access video content. Accessing that video app contributes to mobile video streaming as the dominant form of smartphone data NPD’s...Learn More

Sign of the Times: Xfinity Mobile iPhone Launch

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The launch of new iPhones, iPhone 8 and 8+ specifically, is a reminder of how the mobile industry, as mature as it is, continues to have new entrants. Comcast is trying to carve out a mobile play, and will open their stores early on September...Learn More

Apple, Accenture Collaborating on Enterprise Apps for iPhone, iPad

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Apple and Accenture have announced a partnership aimed at developing enterprise apps for iPhone and iPad devices to help drive new revenue, increase productivity, cut costs and improve customer experience, the companies announced today. “Both Apple and Accenture are leaders in building incredible user experiences...Learn More

IDC: Annual Smartphone Shipments Will See Slow Growth Through 2021, But Phablets Will Shine

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The days of double digit growth for annual smartphone shipments may be a thing of the past. However, the category is showing its resiliency by staying in positive territory, according to new research from the International Data Corp (IDC). In its Worldwide Quarter Mobile Phone...Learn More

Wireless Earbud and Headset Growth Expected to Jump Thanks to Apple, Now at 23%

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Wireless earbud and headset growth is poised to accelerate, according to Parks Associates. Although researchers found just 23% of broadband households with wireless earbuds and 16% with wireless headphones as of year-end 2016, that’s set to change, researchers said. Consumer uptake of wireless audio devices...Learn More

Report: Mobile Malware Infections Soared 400% in 2016

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Mobile device users worldwide faced a steadily growing number of malware threats throughout 2016. Smartphones were most at risk, accounting for 85 percent of total mobile malware infections globally in 2016’s second half, according to Nokia’s latest, bi-annual “Threat Intelligence Report.” The annual total of...Learn More

Report: Apple iPhone 6s and 7 Models Were Best Selling Smartphones in 2016

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Warding off challenges from other premium, as well as low-cost, competition, Apple’s iPhone 6s and 7 models were the best selling smartphones worldwide in 2016, according to IHS Markit. Apple’s latest smartphone, the iPhone 7 was the top seller in 4Q last year, with the...Learn More

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