Report: Apple iPhone X is World’s Best Selling Smartphone

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Global smartphone shipments reached 345 million units in the first quarter of 2018, according to the Strategy Analytics Smartphone Model Tracker report.Apple iPhone X was the world’s best-selling smartphone model, despite its high price compared to competitors, shipping 16 million units during the quarter, researchers...Learn More

DISH App Now on Android TV

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo., May 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — DISH today announced that its DISH Anywhere app is now available on Android TVTM devices, bringing more choice and flexibility to how customers watch video content on their big screens. While DISH Anywhere has been available on Android...Learn More

Pew: Smartphone-Only Homes Grow, Now 1 in 5 Use Smartphones Exclusively for Internet Access

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A new report from the Pew Research Center finds that 20% of Americans exclusively use their smartphones at home for internet access – they don’t subscribe to a traditional wireline broadband service. The figure shows a strengthening of this smartphone-only homes trend. According to Pew,...Learn More

Report: Smartphone Trade-in Values Rise, Approaching $500M

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U.S. consumers received more than $479 million from smartphone trade-ins during the first quarter of 2018, according to a new report from HYLA Mobile, a provider of software technology and services for mobile device trade-in and reuse. That was a rise in smartphone trade-in values...Learn More

Report Advises Positioning Sling TV as a Mobile Offering

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Sling TV is missing an opportunity, according to analyst firm Strategy Analytics, which advises positioning Sling TV as a mobile offering. In a new report, Strategy Analytics cites key factors in the success of Sling TV in addition to consumer motivations to replace traditional pay...Learn More

Report: Consumers Prefer Smartphones Over Smart Speakers for Smart Home Control

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Nearly nine in 10 consumers see the smartphone as the controller for smart home devices, more than double the amount that see digital assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home serving that purpose, according to a new smart home preferences report from GfK. Unsurprisingly,...Learn More

Parks: Smartphone Control Increases Consumer Likelihood of Purchasing Home Security

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Consumer likelihood of purchasing home security increases if customers have physical and contractual control, according to Parks Associates. Almost one in five people who have resisted buying home security systems say they are very likely to take the plunge if the system can be smartphone...Learn More

Wireless Economic Impact Study: Industry Contributes $475 Billion Annually to U.S. GDP

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The wireless industry, directly and indirectly, contributed $475 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product in 2016, according to a new wireless economic impact study conducted by Accenture for CTIA – The Wireless Association. That figure represented 2.6% of U.S. GDP for the year. The...Learn More

Report: Be Prepared to Wait for 5G Smartphones

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Though there is lots news about 5G, the handsets necessary for the networks to be used will remain scarce for the next few years, according to a 5G smartphones forecast from Strategy Analytics. The firm says that while handsets will go on sale early next...Learn More

IDC: AR/VR Headset Growth Expected to Rebound from Weak 2017, Forecast to Grow 52.5% Annually

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Worldwide shipments for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets will grow to 68.9 million units by 2022, according to an AR/VR headsets forecast from research firm International Data Corporation. That represents a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 52.5%. The market for...Learn More

Report: Rural Online Transactions Valued at Nearly $1.4 Trillion Annually

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A new report from iGillott Research for the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) estimates the value of rural online transactions at nearly $1.4 trillion annually – about 14% of all online transactions or seven percent of the U.S. gross domestic product. The report, titled “A...Learn More

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

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