IDC: Better Smartphones and Longer Lifecycles Conspire for Slowdown in Tablet Growth

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A big slowdown in tablet growth is coming this year, as market growth slows to 7.2 percent, down sharply from 52.5 percent in 2013, according to a new forecast from IDC. At the core of the abrupt, sharp slowdown, shipments of Apple iPhones will experience...Learn More

iPad’s Tablet Traffic Share Measured at 80%

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Apple iPad users were responsible for a whopping 79.9 percent of Web traffic from North America’s population of media tablets in September. That’s actually down from 81 percent a year ago, but 1.9 percentage points higher than this past July, according to online advertising network...Learn More

Report: Large-Screen Smartphone Data Usage Higher than for Small Screens

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Mobile device screen size is strongly and positively correlated with mobile app usage, according to new market research in which mobile  usage data provider Mobidia and IHS Technology delve into “the impact of smartphone screen size and resolution on social, chat, game and video smartphone...Learn More

Could Time Warner Cable’s Phone 2 Go App Stem Landline Cord Cutting?

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Time Warner Cable today launched what could be a service provider’s best shot at stemming ongoing landline phone service erosion. But it’s only an option for services providers who, like TWC, have converted their voice lines to VoIP. TWC calls the new offering Phone 2...Learn More

U.S. Cellular Offers Family-Oriented Smartphones, Tablets

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Tel Aviv, October 17th 2014 – Starting today, KIDOZ technology is now available on select U.S. Cellular devices. The platform, a rich parent-controlled environment for mobile devices, allows children to engage with pre-approved content independently while maintaining a safe and fun mobile experience. KIDOZ will...Learn More

Adobe Finds Growth in Online TV Viewing of 388% in One Year

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Online TV consumption across connected devices has rocketed 388-percent higher year-over-year in 2014 as more people watched more TV online than ever before. Video game consoles and over-the-top (OTT) devices, moreover, now account for 10 percent of overall online TV viewing, according to Adobe’s latest...Learn More

TiVo: Percent of TV Viewers Multitasking Hits 94%

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Excerpts from TiVo’s “Second Annual TiVo Multitasking and Social TV Survey” reveal that TV viewers are doing a lot more multitasking while watching TV. Just over half (51 percent) of TiVo’s 856 survey respondents said they multitask every time or almost every time they watch...Learn More

J.D. Power: OS is Increasingly Important Smartphone Purchase Criteria

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An operating system (OS) lies at the heart of any mobile data device, and their importance is only growing with uptake of more more powerful mobile devices and more advanced mobile application software. For mobile device users, smartphone OSs are an increasingly important factor in...Learn More

Ooyala: Mobile Video Viewership Up 127% in One Year

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The proliferation of small mobile screens and accelerating deployment of the latest generation mobile broadband networks continue to drive mobile video viewership higher and higher. Mobile video viewership more than doubled in the past year and now represents over 25 percent of all online viewing,...Learn More

T-Mobile Pledges to Offer Highest Value on Trade-Ins

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September 08, 2014 — BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In advance of a huge wave of new superphones and tablets coming to market this fall, T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) today vowed to beat the big carriers’ best trade-in values on used devices – to help American wireless consumers get...Learn More

IDC: Phablet Shipments to Surpass Portable PCs, Then Tablets

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More phablets – smartphones with 5.5-7” screens – will be shipped this year than portable PCs, and phablet shipments will surge next year, surpassing tablet shipments, according to new market research from IDC. Worldwide phablet shipments will reach 175 million units in 2014, according to...Learn More

Samsung Note Edge and Note 4 Carriers Include the Big Four

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All four major national wireless carriers will offer Samsung’s newest phablets, unveiled at simultaneous events in Berlin, Beijing and New York today, a Samsung spokeswoman confirmed. U.S. Cellular also will get the simpler of the two devices – the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Pricing for...Learn More