Report: US Smartphone Subscriber Base Tops 100 Million

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Samsung once again topped the global ranks of mobile handset manufacturers while Google’s Android mobile OS was the most widely used smartphone operating system (OS) in the three-month period ending February 2012, according to comScore’s latest MobiLens service report. Samsung captured a 25.6% share of...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

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

Report: Android, Windows Mobile OS to Gain; iOS Holds Steady; RIM to Suffer

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Worldwide smartphone unit sales will grow 57.7% year-to-year to reach 468 million in 2011, and Google’s Android mobile OS will capture 49% of the market by 2012, according to Gartner research. Open OS devices will make up 26% of unit sales this year and will...Learn More

RIM Adds Android Apps to BlackBerry Tablet

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Waterloo, ON – Developers wanting to bring their new and existing apps to the highly anticipated BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet will soon have additional tools and options to enhance and expand their commercial opportunities. Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced plans to...Learn More

Report: Apple Third in Smartphone Market Share, First in Revenue

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While accounting for 22% of the total global handset market, smartphones account for over 50% of market revenue. Apple, Nokia and RIM accounted for 64% of the revenue total. Apple, while trailing Nokia in terms of smartphone volume with a 16% share, generated 29% of...Learn More

Mobile Phone Sales Up 35%, Smartphones Up 96% in Q3

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Sales of mobile phones rose 35% year-to-year in this year’s third quarter to 417 million units while smartphone sales rose 96%, accounting for 19.3% of the total, according to Gartner research. “This is the third consecutive double-digit increase in sales year-on-year, indicating that consumer demand...Learn More

U.S. Smartphone Adoption Momentum is Accelerating

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U.S. mobile subscribers are increasingly opting for smartphones over standard feature cell phones. Twenty-eight percent of U.S. subscribers had smartphones as of Q3’s end, according to The Nielsen Company, with new product introductions from Apple, RIM and handset manufacturers making use of Google’s Android operating...Learn More

Smartphones Drive Mobile Phone Sales Up 14.6% as Apple Cracks Top Five

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Worldwide sales of mobile phones recorded a fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit growth in Q3, increasing 14.6%, according to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. Vendors shipped 340.5 million mobile phones in Q3 as compared to the year ago period’s 297.1 million units. Apple broke...Learn More

Android Slips Past Apple, iPhone for Number Two Mobile OS

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Google’s Android operating system moved into second position in the U.S. smartphone market in this year’s first quarter, overtaking Apple’s mobile OS and trailing RIM’s BlackBerry, according to the latest wireless market research from the NPD Group. Android was running on 28% of U.S. smartphone...Learn More

Why Microsoft Needs to Buy RIM

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The battle for mobile operating systems dominance is on, and the odd man out may be Windows Mobile (WiMo). The news this week has been dominated by Google’s Android platform. Once again, Microsoft’s nemesis, Google, is stealing some thunder from a core Microsoft business unit....Learn More