IDC: Rapid Smartphone Growth, but Slow Growth in Mobile Phones Overall

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Global mobile phone shipments will grow 1.4% year-over-year (YoY) in 2012, the lowest rate in three years, according to IDC. That’s despite what’s projected to be a record-high level of smartphone shipments this holiday season. Smartphone shipments will reach 224.5 million units globally in 4Q...Learn More

Report: Google, Samsung Tops in U.S. Mobile OS, Handsets

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Google’s Android continued to gain market share, capturing 50.9% of the U.S. smartphone market between March and May, according to ComScore’s MobiLens service.  Samsung maintained its leading position as the top manufacturer of mobile handsets with a 25.7% market share. Some 234 million Americans ages...Learn More

Why Two More Small Wireless Carriers Got the iPhone

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More than a year after Verizon broke AT&T’s monopoly on the 3G iPhone, the product is finally becoming available to smaller wireless network operators. C Spire became the first smaller carrier to get the product back in October. And today two additional small carriers—nTelos Wireless...Learn More

4G Part of Mobile Users “Ideal Feature Set” But Confusion Abounds

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The portability, ease of use and features of smartphones and media tablets have raised the bar when it comes to mobile device users’ expectations of an ideal set of features. With smartphones and tablets crammed full of features such as photo and video cameras, GPS,...Learn More

Nielsen: 40% Smartphone Penetration in U.S.

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Smartphone penetration continues to increase in the U.S., and Google’s Android mobile OS and Apple’s iOS are clearly the market drivers and winners, according to a research update on Nielsenwire. Forty percent of mobile consumers over 18 in the U.S. own smartphones as opposed to...Learn More

Report: 82 Million Americans Now Use Smartphones

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Google’s Android mobile operating system (OS) continued to gain smartphone market share in the quarter ended July 31, while Samsung held the top spot among handset manufacturers, according to comScore’s latest MobiLens report. Android’s market share rose 5.4% to 41.8% in the quarter ended July...Learn More

ComScore: Android Owned 40% of U.S. Smartphone Market in 2Q11

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Google’s Android mobile operating system (OS) widened its market share lead in the three months to June, according to the latest report from comScore’s MobiLens service while Samsung topped the list for handset manufacturers. Some 234 million Americans aged 13 and up used mobile devices...Learn More

Nielsen: Smartphones Are Majority of New Mobile Phone Purchases

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Smartphone penetration continues on an upward trajectory in the US – 38% of US mobile phone customers owned smartphones as of May, while 55% who purchased a new handset in the last three months purchased a smartphone as opposed to a feature phone. That’s up...Learn More

IDC: Annual Smartphone Shipments to Approach 1 Billion by 2015

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Smartphone shipments will total 472 million in 2011, a 55% jump from the 305 million shipped in 2010, and that’s going to more than double to 982 million by 2015, according to IDC’s “Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Data Tracker.” The global smartphone market will grow more...Learn More

HP is Latest to take on Apple iPad with the Launch of TouchPad

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The latest tablet device to try to muscle in on Apple’s market defining iPad is the Hewlett-Packard TouchPad. HP announced the latest tablet to enter the tablet wars will be available July 1st. A Wi-Fi connected version will launch first, followed shortly by a 3G...Learn More

comScore: Nearly 75 million Americans Now Own Smartphones

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Google’s Android mobile OS has come in top of the latest quarterly charts with a 36.4% share of the US smartphone market, a 5.2 point gain, while Samsung, at 24.5%, down 0.4 percentage points, continues to hold more subscriber market share than any other smartphone...Learn More

Nielsen: Android vs Apple? Consumers are Fickle

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Consumer preferences and purchases are shifting, sometimes markedly, quarter to quarter when it comes to choosing a smartphone mobile operating system, according to The Nielsen Co.’s latest monthly survey of US mobile consumers. Thirty-one percent of consumers planning to buy smartphone have indicated they prefer...Learn More

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