CEA: Tablet Ownership Rises to 54% of U.S. Online Consumers

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Over half – 54 percent – of online U.S. consumers reported they own tablets, four percent more than in January, according to the August 2014 edition of the Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA) semi-annual “Consumer Outlook on Tablets.” Tablet owners’ purchase intent for consumer electronics devices...Learn More

ABI: 4K Mobile Device Sales to Reach 478M Units by 2019

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A new generation of 4K/Ultra HD smartphones is expected to hit the market in 2015, competing with the 2K, “Quad HD” smartphones that currently comprise the premium end of the market. The higher resolution offered by 4K/Ultra HD mobile devices is “more about marketing and...Learn More

J.D. Power: Demos Boost Mobile Customer Satisfaction

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Substantial benefits accrue to wireless carriers when their sales representatives demonstrate cell phone or tablet service to wireless customers prior to purchase. Customer satisfaction “improves considerably and the propensity to visit the same retailer again doubles,” according to the second volume of the semi-annual J.D....Learn More

IDC: Smartphone Shipments Reach 300 Million-Unit Milestone

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Setting a new milestone in the worldwide market for smartphones, unit shipments surpassed 300 million in 2Q for the first time ever. According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone vendors shipped a total 301.3 million units worldwide in 2Q, a year-over-year rise...Learn More

Google, Facebook Apps Grab 7 of Top 10 Apps in U.S.

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The latest, June 2014 rankings of U.S. smartphone subscriber market share were released by comScore August 6. Data from comScore’s MobiLens and Mobile Metrix market data services show that Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer, capturing a 42.1 percent share of the U.S. market....Learn More

Study: Android Smartphone Power Users Consume Over 300 MB Daily

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The heaviest U.S. Android smartphone users, so-called “Power Users,” consume over 300 MB of data daily, according to insights gleaned from the use of Strategy Analytics’ AppOptix platform. Those in the “Light User” segment consume less than 50 MB of data per day, while those...Learn More

IDC on Enterprise Mobility: Just 16% of Enteprises Have a Strategy

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Only 16 percent of enterprise-scale businesses have an “enterprise-led mobile strategy,” according to a new market research report from IDC sponsored by enterprise mobile company Kony. Surveying over 400 IT decision-makers responsible for influencing or directing mobile strategy at enterprises, IDC found that companies “that...Learn More

Report: Rising Android Market Share is Turning Mobile OS into “a One-Horse Race”

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Android’s share of global smartphone shipments hit a new high in 2Q 2014, according to the latest market data from Strategy Analytics’ WSS (Smartphones) service. Android smartphones accounted for 85 percent of the total 295.2 million smartphones shipped during the quarter, which was a 27...Learn More

Cellular One Communities App Supports CMAS

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Local and hyper-local news and information services have been on the rise for some time thanks to GPS and increasingly granular location-based data. Looking to capitalize on the trend, MTPCS, which does business as Cellular One of Texas and Louisiana, on July 22 launched “Communities,”...Learn More

Millennials and BYOD: Study Finds 70% Use Unapproved Apps

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Dubbed “Digital Natives,” U.S. adults coming of age around the turn of century – aka Millennials – are driving fundamental change in information and communications technology (ICT) throughout organizations. Millennials, according to a new study from TrackVia, “have embraced the Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) and Bring-Your-Own-Application (BYOA)...Learn More

CEA: Smartphone Shipments to Increase 8%; Revenues Up 7%

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Consumer electronics (CE) industry revenues will reach a record-high $211.3 billion this year, fueled “in part by the skyrocketing sales of connected devices,” according to the latest semi-annual installment of the Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA) “U.S. Consumer Electronics Sales and Forecasts 2010-2015” report. “Industry revenue...Learn More

Columbia U Studies Mobile Advertising Do’s and Don’ts

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Though they appear on small screens, mobile display ads – banner ads that pop up in mobile Web browsers – “can have a big effect on consumers who are in the market for certain types of products,” according to researchers at the Columbia Business School....Learn More