by George Heymann | @techeadlines
According to the most recent Nielson report, 49.7 percent of U.S. Mobile subscribers now own a smartphone, an increase of 38 percent over last year. The trend is continuing to grow as more than two-thirds of those who acquired a new mobile device in the last three months chose a smartphone over a feature phone.
In the U.S. Android continues to lead the way with a 48 percent market share, Apple has a 32 percent share, Rim follows with 12 percent, with everyone else making up the remaining 8 percent. If you would like to get additional information check the full Nielsen report.
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Filed under: Android, Apple, Blackberry, General technology, Google, Hardware, iOS, Ipad, Iphone, Media, Services, Software, Android, Apple, Feature phone, FeaturePhone, iPhone, Market share, Mobile device, Nielsel report, Nielsen, Nielsen Company, percent, Percentage, Research In Motion, RIM, Smartphone
February 6, 2012 • 10:35 am
by Simon Drew
As the growth of the smartphone market in the UK continues, and devices get faster, more powerful and better looking, it is inevitable that manufacturers will see 2012 as an opportunity to improve their position in the market. Smartphones increased their grip over the UK consumer in 2011 with headline-grabbing devices like the Samsung Galaxy S2 and Apple’s iPhone 4S generating excitement and enthusiasm. Though while there is growth for some manufacturers, others might lose out.
Research in Motion, the makers of Blackberry and Sony, while both still incredibly influential and successful in the market, have lost out to more popular competitors. Both manufacturers have started 2012 with new devices aimed at launching new ranges which can be seen as an injection for both brands. At RIM it is the Blackberry Bold 9790 which leads the way as the latest handset in its Bold series. It is due to be released at the end of this month At Sony it is the newly launched Xperia S which is the first in a new NXT Xperia range. That handset is due to be launched at the end of January and then released in early March. So which one is best?
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Filed under: Android, Blackberry, General technology, Hardware, Review, Services, BlackBerry, Blackberry Bold 9790, Hertz, QWERTY, Research In Motion, RIM, Sony, Xperia, Xperia S
January 15, 2012 • 2:41 pm
By Chris Coleman|@PhoneKnack
Research In Motion (RIM), the brains behind the BlackBerry, is offering a contest that will shower a few lucky winners with some great prizes. From January 16th-27th, RIM is holding the JanuBerry contest which is a series of questions that will be posted on the @BlackBerry twitter page. To enter to win simply answer the question with the hashtag #JanuBerry, the 10th correct answer will be selected as the winner. Keep your eyes peeled to the @BlackBerry page as you can be the winner of BlackBerry phones, stickers, gloves and more. Good luck to all, and “may the force be with you.”
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by A. Montaqim
The worldwide mobile phone market grew 65.4% year over year in the second quarter of 2011 (2Q11), marking the third consecutive quarter where total shipments exceeded 100 million units. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped 106.5 million units in 2Q11 compared to 64.4 million units in the second quarter of 2010. The 65.4% growth was on par with IDC’s forecast of 67.3% for the quarter and below the 84.0% year-over-year growth in 1Q11.
“The smartphone market crowned a new leader in 2Q11, and its name is Apple,” said Ramon Llamas, senior research analyst with IDC’s Mobile Phone Technology and Trends team. “Ever since the first iPhone launched in 2007, Apple has made market-setting strides in hardware, software, and channel development to grab mindshare and market share. Demand has been so strong that even models that have been out for one or two years are still being sought out. With an expected refresh later this year, volumes are set to reach higher levels.”
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The latest comScore report indicated that 74.6 million people in U.S. owned smartphones up 13 percent from the previous quarter ending in January 2011. Google Android held the number one position up 5.2 percent with a 36.4 percent market share. Apple captured the number 2 position from Rim up 1.3 percent to 26 percent share while RIM dropped into the number three position with a 25.7 market share, followed by Microsoft (6.7 percent) and Palm with (2.6 percent)
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by George Heymann
Blackberry no sooner made its official Blackberry Bold 9900 announcement and then T-mobile tweeted that it would be carrying the device. The 9900 will be T-mobile’s first 4G capable Blackberry. It is rumored to be available on T-Mobile in the June/July timeframe.
The Blackberry Bold 9900/9930 will be a touch screen device with a 1.2 GHz processor, 8 GB of onboard memory, expandable to 32GB, HSPA+ 14.4 capable, 5 megapixel camera with flash, 720p HD video recording, dual-band WiFi, a built-in compass (magnetometer) and Near Field Communication (NFC) technology featuring the new Blackberry 7 OS.
Press release after the break
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The latest comScore report released for the 3 month period ending February 11, 2011 indicates that the Android Smartphone platform grew 7 percentage points since November, strengthening its #1 position in US with 33 percent market share.
Google was followed by Rim with 28.9 percent, Apple was third with 25.2 percent, Microsoft was down 1.3 percent to 7.7 percent and Palm rounded out the top five with 2.8 percent of the US smartphone platform market share.
69.5 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones during the three months ending in February 2011, up 13 percent from the preceding three-month period according to comScore.
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