comScore reported 4th quarter handset results. During the fourth quarter 129.4 million subscribers owned smartphones representing 55% market penetration. The OEM results were a bit surprising to me. Apple was up 3.5% while the top smartphone OEMs (Samsung, HTC, Motorola, LG) were down ~0.9%. From an OS pov, . . . → Read More: 4Q Handset Roundup in the U.S.
I have heard many times over the last few years: Facebook is going to launch a new device – The Facebook phone. I use Facebook daily and most of my posts are from my mobile device(s). However, I never really understood why Facebook would launch their own device . . . → Read More: Survey is in: Users Don’t Want a Facebook Phone
comScore published (February 2013) a report on the U.S. Mobile market that had updated stats. I also stumbled upon CTIA’s Semi-Annual Wireless Industry Survey (June 2012) which also had a few interesting stats as well. This post is dedicated to outlining a few of the interesting stats. Enjoy.
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IDC published a study on 3Q11 smartphone shipments. Samsung took the top spot for in-quarter smartphone shipments on the back of Android. This correlates to a 223% year-over-year change. The big loser was Nokia-No surprise there. Overall the worldwide smartphone market expanded by just under 43% over 3Q10 . . . → Read More: Smartphone 3Q11 Review
This morning I wanted to test out the Bria for iPad softphone via my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi 4510L device. I have used the MiFi mostly while commuting back and forth between Chicago and my home in Evanston to check e-mail and web surfing. I . . . → Read More: MiFis: The Last Mobile VoIP Blockage?
I purchased a new mobile for my 11 year old daughter-her first. I tried to get her a feature phone (a.k.a. dumb phone) but she was not having it. Instead we gravitated to the iPhone and Android phones ultimately selecting the LG Phoenix. The phone was a bit . . . → Read More: Data Plans, Data Plans, Data Plans: Looking for Pricing Innovation
Piper Jaffray provided an interesting snap shot between the developers of the WWDC of 2008 and that of the recent conference. Mac application development is significantly down from 2008 (50% to 7%) showing what we already know: Mobile is where it’s at. Desktop applications are still important but . . . → Read More: WWDC Developer 2008 & 2011 Survey Comparison
I can’t believe I would ever utter the words “IMS is finally taking off”. Not surprised that IMS (or IP Multimedia Subsystem) would progress at some point but it was been a long time in the making. Heavily based on vendor influenced speciations originating with the mobile standards . . . → Read More: IMS is Taking Off, Really
I did have a difficult time understanding where tablets would fit into my everyday life. Now that I have one I can say I am a three device guy: (1) Mobile, (2) Computer (laptop) and (3) Tablet. By the way, the list is in order of the devices . . . → Read More: Where do Americans Use Their Tablets, eReaders and Mobiles?
Had another opportunity to be a guest on the VUC (Voice Users Conference). Also joining us on the call was Derek Jacobs and Mike Hill from CounterPath. We covered the release of Bria 3.2 specifically Multiple IM & presence (and initial Social Networking) support as well as the . . . → Read More: CounterPath on the VUC: Bria 3.2 and Mobiles