Now at the third edition, Ericsson Mobility Analysis Report
, created by one of the greatest players in the telecom market, highlights some interesting aspects of the market in the quarter ended and makes a series of forecasts for the next six years.
Ofcom's annual report into the communications habits of Britons has revealed that it's not just geeks who stare in annoyance when the phone rings. The general consumer is now abandoning voice calls is favor of texting in a big way, making five percent fewer calls than they did the previous year. The numbers also showed that on average, people send 50 texts a week, smartphone ownership was up 12 percent and tablet purchasing shot from 2 to 11 percent in a single year. The trend isn't slowing, either, given that a whopping 96 percent of 16 to 24-year-olds prefer SMS and Facebook to talking -- giving us hope that we'll soon be spared having to listen to that guy's conversation during our morning commute.
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, a reference point for automotive telematics, has launched the 2012 edition of Human Machine Interface Report
. This report aims to provide companies with information regarding the current trends in the industry, guides on creating original products, and inspiration for new strategies from interviews of industry leaders.
released a new report
that presents the key to a successful smartphone integration business ventures. The report, titled “In-Vehicle Smartphone Integration”, is a comprehensive analysis of smartphone integration dynamics and the strategies of key industry players.
is a huge success for Apple
. Besides the fact that is making almost half of the company’s revenues, iPhone collects two-thirds of total profits of the smartphone manufacturers. This figure was provided by the consulting company Asymco
According to new IHS Screen Digest
research, mobile gambling
market in the UK witnessed two times growth in the 2010 when compared with the 2009 figures. Mobile gambling in the UK is widely popular as online wagering, and this gambling happens completely through communications medium such as telephone, television and the internet.
mobile phone market share dropped from 30.6% to 25.1%, reaching its lowest level since 1997, selling in the first quarter of 2011 107.6 million units, according to a study made by the research firm Gartner
The smartphone market is on an upward surge, according to IDC
, the market research firm. The market has witnessed an outbreak of cutthroat competition among the major smartphone companies, leading to a fall in phone prices.
According to a new research report by Berg Insight
, global shipments of GPS
-enabled GSM/WCDMA handsets increased almost 97 percent in 2010 to 295 million units. Growing at a CAGR of 28.8 percent, shipments are forecasted to reach 940 million units in 2015.
Driven by the soaring sales of products including the iPad
and the iPhone 4
shipments of products based on its A4
microprocessor reached nearly 50 million units in 2010 from virtually zero sales in 2009, IHS iSuppli
research indicates. Building on the success of its A4 microprocessor, Apple recently announced that its second-generation iPad line will be based on a new microprocessor, the A5
, which the company said doubles the performance of the A4.
According to a new research report by Berg Insight
, global shipments of smartphones increased 74 percent in 2010 to 295 million units. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 32.4 percent, shipments are forecasted to reach 1,200 million units in 2015.
today published its final Q4 2010 global country-level smart phone market data, which revealed that Google's Android
has become the leading platform. Shipments of Android-based smartphones reached 32.9 million, while devices running Nokia's Symbian
platform trailed slightly at 31.0 million worldwide.
The worldwide mobile phone market grew 17.9% in the fourth quarter of 2010, a new quarterly high driven by smartphones. According to the IDC
Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped 401.4 million units in 4Q10 compared to 340.5 million units in the fourth quarter of 2009.
According to Millennial Media’s Mobile Mix Index
, for the first time Android
as the largest smartphone operating system on Millennial Media’s network last month, with an 8% month-over-month increase and 46% of the impression share.
has released data from the comScore MobiLens service, reporting key trends in the U.S. mobile phone industry during the three month average period ending November 2010. After several months of strong growth, Google Android
captured the #2 ranking among smartphone platforms with 26.0 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers.
Highlighted by their adoption in Apple's iPhone 4
, microelectromechanical system (MEMS
) microphones are set to achieve a more than 50 percent increase in shipments in 2010 and a fourfold rise by 2014, according to the market research firm iSuppli
today announced the results of a new survey revealing that mobile shopping
"warriors" (hyper-connected individuals) and mobile shopping "warrior wannabies" (moderately connected individuals) will account for 28% or $127 billion of the $447 billion the National Retail Federation (NRF) predicts U.S. consumers will spend this holiday season.
move to offer tiered pricing based on bandwidth usage represents the latest development in the wireless industry’s attempt to cash in on exploding demand for mobile data demand, according to iSuppli
. Global mobile data traffic is expected to nearly double each year through 2014.
In Q3 2010, the worldwide smartphone market grew an impressive 95% over the same quarter a year ago to 80.9 million shipped units, according to Canalys
retained its leadership position, albeit by a diminished margin, with a 33% share of the market. Apple’s
healthy performance this quarter saw it achieve a 17% share worldwide, a little ahead of RIM
, which held a 15% share this quarter.
According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight
, the number of mobile subscribers using a turn-by-turn navigation
service or application on their handset grew 57 percent from H1-2009 to H1-2010 and reached 44 million worldwide.
Rapidly rising sales of smartphones and tablet PCs in 2010 will cause the global market for small- and medium-sized TFT LCD
panels to expand at its fastest pace in three years, according to iSuppli
The worldwide mobile operating system market will be dominated by Symbian
, as the two OS
s will account for 59.8 percent of mobile OS sales by 2014, according to Gartner
Smartphone manufacturers need to accommodate seven core smartphone applications
, the “Big Seven”, in their next generation handset designs, according to In-Stat
. These big seven applications include email, games, social networking, instant messaging, mapping & directions, music & radio, and weather.
Following two years of declining expenditures, global capital spending on wireless infrastructure equipment is set to return to growth in 2011 as carriers in the developed world start deploying next-generation 4G
networks, according to iSuppli