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

Metaswitch MaX Brings Business Phone Features to Mobile Phones

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Mobile operators will be the sales channel for Metaswitch MaX, a software-based product suite launched this week that brings business phone features to mobile phones. End users for the offering will include smaller businesses, along with “gigabit economy” workers, entrepreneurs and freelancers, explained Metaswitch Senior...Learn More

Huawei to Launch Mate 10 Pro Smartphone in February in the U.S.

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January 09, 2018 — LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today at CES® 2018, Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) revealed that its breakthrough HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro will be available in the U.S. through major electronics retailers, including Best Buy, Amazon, Microsoft, Newegg and B&H beginning on February 18, with...Learn More

Report: Digital Voice Assistants Giving Smartphones a Run for Their Money in Managing the Digital Home

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It’s digital voice assistants vs. smartphones on the home control front, and digital voice assistants (DVAs) are gaining ground, according to a new survey from Accenture. DVAs are replacing smartphones as the device of choice for entertainment and online purchasing for people who own both,...Learn More

NPD: Unlimited Plans Help Drive 25% Growth in Monthly Mobile Data Usage, Now at 31.4 GBs

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Wireless subscriber’s monthly mobile data usage patterns differ when it comes to utilization of cellular or WiFi networks depending upon whether they are on limited or unlimited plans. One thing both groups do a lot, however, is stream video. The NPD Group Connected Intelligence Smartphone...Learn More

Apple Leads in Christmas Device Activations, Phablets Continue to Soar

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If there was a smartphone under the tree this holiday season, it was more likely to be an Apple product than any other brand, according to newly released Christmas device activations research from Flurry Analytics. More than 4 in 10 smartphones (44%) purchased during the...Learn More

Wearables Study: Wearables Suffer from Smartphone Dependency

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Lack of network connectivity has been one of the stumbling blocks to wearable devices realizing their full potential, according to a wearables study from research firm Strategy Analytics. “While wearables like smartwatches are very much reliant on a paired smartphone for their functionality, smartphones and...Learn More

IDC: Phablet Market Share Will Exceed 50% of All Smartphones by 2019

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Smartphone shipments will grow from 1.5 billion units in 2017 to 1.7 billion units in 2021, according to International Data Corporation. Phablets — smartphones with a screen size of between 5.5 inches and 7 inches — will grow the fastest and phablet market share will...Learn More

Deloitte: As Smartphone Penetration Hits 82%, Wireless Industry Thrives

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A new report from Deloitte LLP confirms the popularity of smartphones and the health of the wireless industry. Americans as a whole use their mobile phones 12 billion times a day, according to researchers. Additionally, smartphone penetration has reached 82 percent (93 percent for the...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

Wi-Fi Pause is Most Popular xFi Feature from Xfinity’s Home Wi-Fi Service

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According to a new survey about device usage in the home from Comcast, parents think that meal time should be device free. Yet nearly half (42 percent) of parents surveyed can’t recall when the family had a device-free meal, leading to usage of the most...Learn More

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