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iPhone 4S fuels rocketing Apple demand in Q4 2011

iPhone 4S fuels rocketing Apple demand in Q4 2011

Android continues to rule the roost in the smartphone segment, in terms of sheer numbers at least, but Apple's iPhone 4S launch bucked the overall trend in Q4 2011 with huge demand almost outweighing new Android sales. The figures, collected by Nielsen, suggest over 46-percent of US smartphone owners use an Android device in the final quarter of 2011, compared to 30-percent using an iPhone. However, by December, almost 45-percent of new smartphone buyers opted for one of Apple's handsets.

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Good-bye CDs: Digital downloads overshadowing physical sales

Good-bye CDs: Digital downloads overshadowing physical sales

If Steve Jobs could see the figures for digital downloads today, there would be a big sheepish grin on his face. After promising to reinvent the music industry with the iPod over ten years ago, that promise is now ringing true. For the first time in the U.S. physical sales have been overshadowed by digital downloads. Adding salt to an open wound, digital downloads have not only increased to surpass the competition, but physical sales have actually fallen 5%, Nielsen SoundScan and Billboard reported.

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Yahoo! US tipped target of $6bn buy-out bid

Yahoo! US tipped target of $6bn buy-out bid

Yahoo! could have finally found a buyer, for its US business at least, with reports that a private equity firm is considering a $5bn-6bn bid for the beleaguered giant. Thomas H. Lee Partners' US-centric strategy differs from that of rivals, Reuters' sources claim, which are considering staged minority investments of around 20-percent; that would keep them under the trigger for shareholder approval, allowing Yahoo!'s board greater flexibility in choosing its new partners.

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iPad 2 is holiday must-have

iPad 2 is holiday must-have

Finding something the whole family can agree on at Christmas is usually a nightmare, but it seems as long as what's in giftwrap is rectangular, has a 9.7-inch touchscreen and an Apple logo, then kids, teenagers and adults will be happy. Market researchers Nielsen claim Apple's iPad is the most coveted gadget, rating the highest for buying-interest over the next six months in both the 6-12 and 13+ brackets. Non-Apple tablets, meanwhile, languish behind in fifth place.

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Android becoming more popular in US

Android becoming more popular in US

Metrics firm Nielsen has unveiled new statistics that came from a survey that was done in August. The new survey showed that things are looking better for Android than it was back in July. The latest figures show that as of August Android smartphones are owned by 43% of all smartphone users. The metrics also indicate that the market is starting to lean towards Android for new users.

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IDC: tablets, smartphones to surpass PCs in internet use by 2015

IDC: tablets, smartphones to surpass PCs in internet use by 2015

According to a new report from market research firm IDC, mobile internet usage on smartphones and tablets will surpass internet usage on PCs by 2015. The firm predicts that devices like the iPad, iPhone, and Android phones and tablets would grow at an average of 16.6 percent annually, while PC use would eventually decline as the tablet market picks up.

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iPhone is WiFi flight favorite says Gogo

iPhone is WiFi flight favorite says Gogo

Apple's iPhone is the most popular mobile device among travelers paying for in-flight WiFi, according to provider Gogo, with almost two-thirds of the mobile gadgets used to get online while in the air being the Cupertino company's smartphone. In contrast, the wireless firm told AllThingsD, Android devices are a mere 12-percent. The iPad, interestingly, ousted Apple's OS X based notebooks for full-sized internet device use.

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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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