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Windows Phone grabs a whopping 4 percent smartphone share in USA

Windows Phone grabs a whopping 4 percent smartphone share in USA

According to the analytical firm Strategy Analytics, there will be more than 123 million smartphones sold across the USA this year, 4 percent of these running Microsoft's mobile operating system. Windows Phone 7 (soon to be 8) is being shown as gaining just one percent market share over their 2011 market share in 2011, running now here in 2012 on 5 million smartphones in the USA. Last year the same firm showed Windows Phone to be running on 3.5 million phones in the USA, this a relatively big bump for the still fledgeling smartphone OS.

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Apple decimates market by operating system says Nielsen

Apple decimates market by operating system says Nielsen

This week the folks at Nielsen have released their quarterly report on smart devices, this one covering Q2 of 2012 and showing Apple to have more than double the market share of its nearest competitor in terms of smartphone manufacturer share by operating system. This chart shows also that Android of course comes in first as far as operating system market share as a whole goes, but that because this category is comprised of several manufacturers, Apple remains in the lead by a long shot because it owns its entire OS share.

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PC to Mac sales ratio plummets

PC to Mac sales ratio plummets

This week its been calculated by the analysts at Asymco that in the world of recorded sales for PCs vs Apple's Mac computers, the ratio of the former's sales to the latter is at its lowest since 1997. What we're to understand from this situation is that there are around 16 PC computers sold- that's every other kind of computer you can think of for the home or business, essentially - for every one Mac sold. Those are current day numbers. Compare that to 2004 when that number was closer to 50 to 1 and you'll see the big difference right away - did you see this coming?

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Apple’s future trillion dollar value touted by analyst

Apple’s future trillion dollar value touted by analyst

If there's a contest out there for which analyst has the most confidence in a single company, Brian White would win it for how much potential he believes Apple has. Of course his bullish attitude toward Apple isn't unfounded, with Apple headed toward a possible explosion in sales when the iPhone 5 is revealed later this year (or so we suspect). White's projections do certainly take that idea to a new level though with a mind to call Apple's stock price so great that it will double in value over the next year.

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ChangeWave shows iPad dominating steady tablet market

ChangeWave shows iPad dominating steady tablet market

This month the analysts at ChangeWave are reporting that the tablet market as a whole is growing steadily as of this May, with the iPad continuing to show undeniable dominance over its competitors. The only two tablets shown to be grabbing a market share worth mentioning in this study were the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Samsung Galaxy Tab, with ChangeWave noting that Samsung is growing while Amazon falls. This study shows that tablet demand as of May of this year continues to grow steadily, with 7% of respondents saying they were planning on purchasing a tablet in the next 90 days.

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Twitter Usage doubles year-to-year

Twitter Usage doubles year-to-year

Those of you not on the world's most famous text-based social network, it's time to jump aboard as usage has doubled over the past year. A report coming from the Pew Internet and American Life Project shows that right around 15 percent of online adults use Twitter as of February 2012, with just about 8 percent of them using Twitter in November of 2010. Where the usage explosion really hits is in the amount of people who said they used Twitter daily, with 8% of adults saying they do here in 2012 and 4% of them saying they did in May of 2011.

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Nielsen: first time Smartphone and Feature Phone usage equal

Nielsen: first time Smartphone and Feature Phone usage equal

It's the first time this has ever happened folks, so mark it on your calendar: Nielsen Wire has reported that they've found both Smartphones and Feature Phones (every kind of cell phone other than Smartphones) are being used an equal amount in the USA. This finding covers February, a point at which - as you can see on the chart below, Smartphone use has moved up to 50% while cellphone use other than Smartphones has leveled down to 50%. In addition to this, it appears that over the past three months, new acquirers of Smartphones specifically picked up an iPhone nearly as much as they did any Android device on the market - with BlackBerry and "Other" down in the dust.

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iPad shakes up Corporate Market says ChangeWave

iPad shakes up Corporate Market says ChangeWave

The folks at ChangeWave have been doing analysis of the corporate world as it interacts with Apple's iPad over the past 12+ months, finding that this newest model slate has the strongest appeal yet for businesses looking to upgrade their employees. Of the 1,604 businesses surveyed by ChangeWave Research, 22% expect to buy tablets for their employees, with 84% of those businesses saying they're planning on purchasing the iPad specifically. This number is up from 77% looking to buy iPads (again inside that selection of businesses that plan on buying tablets) just this past November.

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TechNet study shows App Economy one gigantic job creator

TechNet study shows App Economy one gigantic job creator

The bipartisan organization of top technology executives known as TechNet has recently found that jobs that fall under the "App Economy" umbrella number in the six digits: 466,000 people in the USA alone. This study concludes that software applications for smartphones, tablets, and Facebook combined have created nearly 500,000 new jobs in the United States since 2005. This rapid increase of jobs from this environment spells good news for the technology world and especially the mobile world where app creation reigns supreme.

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NDP reports Android beating down iOS in first-time smartphone buyers

NDP reports Android beating down iOS in first-time smartphone buyers

Though Apple's iPhone 4S did show off the strongest quarter for Apple of any iPhone this Q4 2011, Android is being shown by NDP to be taking the cream of the crop for new users. What you'll see here is a time period between October and December of the year 2011, with all smartphone buyers choosing Android only slightly more than iOS with the iPhone, then with first-time smartphone buyers Android clearly winning the poll. While you do keep in mind that iOS is only counting up a few devices, you should take note that the rest of the smart device world is only hitting on 9% total, this showing the true power of the Google vs Apple force.

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