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Apple top US smartphone manufacturer; Android pulls ahead of iOS

Apple top US smartphone manufacturer; Android pulls ahead of iOS

Apple is the top smartphone manufacturer in the US, according to the latest Nielsen statistics, despite iOS not having the biggest share of the OS ecosystem. According to the stat company's June figures, iOS is running on 28-percent of smartphones, in second place behind Android with 39-percent. However, because multiple OEMs use Android, no single manufacturer has the scale to rival Apple.

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Smartphones Now Majority Of U.S. Cellphone Purchases, iOS Up, Android Flat, RIM Down

Smartphones Now Majority Of U.S. Cellphone Purchases, iOS Up, Android Flat, RIM Down

It's getting more rare these days to spot one of your friends with a cellphone that doesn't have a large touchscreen and run apps. According to a May survey polled by Nielsen of mobile consumers in the U.S., smartphones are indeed becoming increasingly more popular for consumers. Although the majority of mobile consumers still currently own feature phones, the majority of new purchases skew towards smartphones.

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BlackBerry Bold 9900 Expected for September launch

BlackBerry Bold 9900 Expected for September launch

The BlackBerry OS has stabilized a bit according to the latest numbers from Nielsen and if you are a fan that hoped for a new handset to bring the BlackBerry back to popularity you will need to wait a while. The BlackBerry Bold 9900 has been tipped to launch in September. Another new BlackBerry device called the Torch 2 turned up on video recently and its launch date is unknown at this time. The Bold 9900 had previously been pegged for a Summer launch date.

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Sure, the iPad has 82% Market Share, But Will it Last?

Sure, the iPad has 82% Market Share, But Will it Last?

It's no secret that the iPad is the most popular tablet out there right now. But the key words there are "right now". The iPad had a year's head start, and created the current tablet market that so many others are now rushing to join. A survey by the Nielsen company this spring shows that the iPad has an 82% market share of tablets in the U.S. 43% of iPad owners have the 3G version, and 39% have the Wi-Fi only tablet. The closest competitor was the Samsung Galaxy Tab, though it's hard to call 4% "close". No doubt the iPad is a great tablet. We on SlashGear have called it the best on the market. But will that still be true next year? And what impact are tablets having on the way we use our other devices?

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Apple’s iPad Owned By 82 Percent Of U.S. Tablet Users, Yet The Daily Loses $10 Million

Apple’s iPad Owned By 82 Percent Of U.S. Tablet Users, Yet The Daily Loses $10 Million

A recent study conducted by the Nielsen company has revealed several interesting numbers on current tablet usage in the U.S. and in particular about the usage of the Apple iPad. The survey polled only tablet owners in the U.S. and discovered that 82 percent of them owned an Apple iPad. This number is a huge lead ahead of competing tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the Motorola XOOM.

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Phones for Women: Is Verizon’s Bliss misogynistic or just lazy?

Phones for Women: Is Verizon’s Bliss misogynistic or just lazy?

We can make dual-core smartphones that last for days and put LEGO into space - well, eventually - so why is it that gadgets for women are generally so, well, rubbish? This week news of the HTC Bliss for Verizon broke, a prototype "phone for ladies" that the carrier is supposedly putting through its focus group paces. The Bliss may not commit the first sin of a "female gadget" by being bright pink, but it does have a (code)name like a gossip mag and, from what we know so far, fall victim to the same needless flaws that generally seem to plague tech targeting girls.

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Less TVs in the US, is it the Economy or the Internet?

Less TVs in the US, is it the Economy or the Internet?

I am considered an oddity among some of my friends and family because I don't have cable. I do have a TV, but I rely on DVDs, Netflix and my Roku player for my television viewing. When someone asks me if I've seen a commercial, I just smile and say "no". In fact, my daughter (at 4 years old) was shocked the first time she watched Nickelodeon when the commercials came on. She had never seen one. But maybe my odd choice is becoming less odd. A new report by Nielsen shows that for the first time since 1992, there are less US households with television sets. To be sure, the vast majority of households still own TVs, but the percentage has gone from 98.9 percent to 96.7 percent. Part of the explanation is the economy, and the change to digital. But is there another explanation?

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Wii UNLimited Edition: Water-cooled, wall-mounted Nintendo case mod

Wii UNLimited Edition: Water-cooled, wall-mounted Nintendo case mod

The PS3 and Xbox 360 get plenty of case mods, but the smaller Wii - perhaps because, in its compact monochrome pleasantness, it's already relatively slick - seems to miss out on most of the more ambitious tweaks. No more, however; Martin Nielsen - "Angel OD" on Bit-Tech - has taken the Nintendo console and turned it into the Wii UNLimited Edition, a wall-mounted, water-cooled, aluminum-milled slice of beauty.

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Study: Children Under 5 Are Spending More Time Online

Study: Children Under 5 Are Spending More Time Online

Of the children under 5 in the United States who use the Internet, 80% use it on a weekly basis, according to a new report by the non-profit Joan Ganz Cooney Center and the Sesame Workshop. The report, titled "Always Connected", put together data from seven recent studies, and shows that small children are using all types of digital media, often using more than one type of media at once.

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