Smartphone Shopping Trends: Survey Finds Generational Similarities

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The results of a new consumer survey turn conventional wisdom about age and smartphone use on its head. Older generations – Baby Boomers and Seniors – are in fact embracing smartphones and online mobile Web services when they go shopping, according to market research produced...Learn More

Tablet Sales Forecast to Grow 38.6% in 2014

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Worldwide shipments of PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones will grow 6.9% year over year in 2014, reaching 2.5 billion units. Having increased 4.8% in 2013, this year’s shipments will be held back by an ongoing decline in shipments of PCs, as well as a...Learn More

Verizon on Millennial Content Consumption: Generation Is Three Times More Likely To Watch Online

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People in the Millennial generation (age 16 to 34) are more likely than those in older generations to abandon an entertainment source if the quality of the experience is poor, according to new research from Verizon Digital Media. And that’s an important issue considering that...Learn More

Nielsen: Hispanic Wireless Usage Reveals New Role As Mobile Trendsetters

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Not only are they the fastest growing demographic in the U.S.; Hispanic-Americans are trendsetters when it comest to digital device ownership and online usage, according to a new study from Nielsen. Nearly 3 out of 4 (72%) Hispanics owned smartphones as of 3Q13, and just...Learn More

IHS: Four-Fold Growth of NFC Enabled Phones by 2018

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Shipments of cellphones equipped with near-field communications (NFC) will soar fourfold from 2013-2018, reaching 1.2 billion units, according to a new report from IHS Technology. Shipments of cellphones with NFC capabilities rose to 275 million units in 2013, a 128% increase from 120 million in...Learn More

IDC: Smartphone Growth Rate to Slow in 2014

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Smartphone shipment volume shot up over 39% in 2013, exceeding 1 billion units for the first time. That pace won’t be kept up in years to come, however, with smartphone shipment growth slowing to 8.3% in 2017 and 6.2% in 2018, according to the latest...Learn More

NPD Sees 46% Rise In Embedded Tablet Cellular Connections

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U.S. tablet users made much greater use of embedded cellular connections in 2013 than they did in 2012, according to new market research from the NPD Group. 10.4 million tablets made use of embedded cellular connections in the U.S. last year, 46% more than the...Learn More

Mobidia: U.S. LTE Subscribers Reach Nearly 100 Million

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With the pace of commercial rollouts rising fast LTE is benefiting those mobile telecom providers who have deployed it, according to market research spanning 100 mobile operators and hundreds of thousands of Android smartphone users in 10 of the world’s leading LTE markets collected anonymously...Learn More

IHS’s Internet Connected Device Forecast Calls for 6 Billion Units in 2014

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Over 6 billion new Internet-enabled devices will be produced this year, according to new market research from IHS Technology, indicative of just how interconnected the human species is becoming. Worldwide production of connected devices will total some 6.18 billion in 2014, up 6% year-over-year. That...Learn More

IDC: 42% of Smartphones Shipped Globally Cost Less than $200

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It’s no surprise to anyone following smartphones and telecom that Apple and Google are dominating the worldwide smartphone market, but 95.7%, 93.8%? Those are the respective shares of Android and iOS smartphone shipments combined during 4Q and all 2013, respectively, according to new market research...Learn More

Double-Digit Forecast for Government Wireless Data Spending

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Wireless devices, services and mobile application usage are all on the rise in government, with smartphones and mobile services growing fastest, according to a new report from IDC Government Insights. Tablet usage will come on strong, growing at double-digit rates and reaching local government levels...Learn More

Nielsen: 84% of Smartphone, Tablet Owners Use Them as Second Screens

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With Americans on average now owning four digital devices and spending 60 hours a week using them to consume content, the proliferation of digital devices and platforms is bringing about a revolutionary shift in the media industry. In its “Digital Consumer Report,” Nielsen delves into...Learn More