Posts tagged as: Smartphone

Smartphone Users Now Larger than Feature-Phone Users

Ratings company Nielsen has released some end-of-year statistics about smartphones in general, and iOS and Android in particular. The company says that 2012 was the year in which smartphone owners outnumbered non-smartphone owners, growing from 49 percent at the beginning of the year to 56 percent in the third quarter. As a result, top apps […]

YouTube Launches PS3 App – Can Control With Smartphone

YouTube has just detailed a new application for Sony’s PlayStation 3 gaming console. The app should up the experience of the movie-sharing resource, which was always accessible through Sony’s Flash-ready browser. The app will also allow users to use their smartphones to control the playback on the big screen. The app brings with it a […]

Smartphone Ticketing Coming to Massachusetts Rail

Riders in Boston and surrounding areas will soon be able to both purchase and display rail tickets on their smartphones, thanks to a system being put into place this fall by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). The service is modeled on a similar system used in the UK by London-based Masabi, and uses QR […]

Nielsen Study Shows Android and iOS Are Now on Par – 49.7 of US Phones Are Smartphone

Smartphones are now almost exactly half of all cellphones in the US, Nielsen uncovered Thursday. About 49.7 percent of Americans who owned a cellphone as of February opted for a smartphone. The trend was only due to continue, as over two thirds of buyers in the past three months had picked up smartphones. The new […]

Nielsen Shows Smartphone in US Hits Critical Mass

Two thirds of those in the ‘sweet spot’ of ages 25 to 34 have a smartphone, Nielsen said Monday. As of January, 66 percent of everyone studied in the age bracket had one of the more advanced cellphones. The figure had also passed the tipping point for everyone else aged 44 or younger. Among acquirers […]

Study Shows Smarpthones Have 27% Global Share

Market analyst company VisionMobile just released a report that shows smartphones account for just 27 percent worldwide. The numbers are measured by OS and the findings show that areas offering generous 3G coverage and post-paid plans are where smartphones are most common. Pre-paid markets are dominated by price-oriented phones, with Nokia’s Symbian phones and RIM’s […]

Android Climbs to 43% in US, iPhone Still at 28% in Nielsen Report

Android is still growing in the US, but is taking all its share from non-iPhone rivals, Nielsen found on Monday. Google was up from 40 percent in July to 43 percent in August, but Apple was still at the 28 percent it has held since June. Most of that decline came from Microsoft, which took […]

T-Mobiles’ ‘Yes, Every Smartphone Is on Sale, Sale’ Is this Coming Saturday

T-Mobile is dropping the prices on all its smartphones for one day only sale, this coming Saturday, September 24. The “Yes, Every Smartphone Is on Sale, Sale” will apply to the purchase any smartphone, tablet or mobile broadband device for a down payment of $100 or less on any of the company’s Unlimited Value plans […]

SOHO Smartphone Purchases Will Increase Over 44% from 2010 to 2015

The category of “smartphones” generally comprises higher-end cellphones that run a smartphone OS such as Android, iOS, BlackBerry OS, WebOS, or Symbian. The phones are intended to be used with a data plan and provide Internet-based functionality such as Internet browsing, email, and smartphone applications. New In-Stat (www.in-stat.com) research forecasts that the proliferation of these […]

Sony, Hitachi, Toshiba Join Forces on Small Screen LCD Production

Sony, Hitachi, and Toshiba on Wednesday confirmed an alliance to work together on mobile LCDs. The deal, helped by $2.6 billion in government funds, will see them share production on displays for smartphones and tablets. They plan to research more advanced displays as well, such as OLEDs The trio hope to formally complete the deal […]

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