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US outdoes Japan and China for mobile data demand

US outdoes Japan and China for mobile data demand

We are a data hungry country and we have the numbers to prove that. The US is on track to cross the $100 billion mark for revenue stemming from mobile data, according to analyst Chetan Sharma. You can say that it’s finally getting set in stone, that people are moving from the desktop to more mobile options like the smartphone and tablets.

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iPhone 6 display “locked down” at 4.8-inches says analyst

iPhone 6 display “locked down” at 4.8-inches says analyst

Word this afternoon comes from Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company that Apple's next iPhone - tentatively called the "iPhone 6" - will certainly be working with a 4.8-inch display. While it's possible this next-generation device could have a larger display - users have been waiting for such a change for quite some time, of course - the only real guarantee the public has is Apple's own word at reveal time. Regardless, Arcuri is suggesting that investors should take heed - a 4.8-inch display is on the way.

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iPhone 5s outselling 5c 2-to-1 tip analysts as orders slashed

iPhone 5s outselling 5c 2-to-1 tip analysts as orders slashed

Apple's iPhone 5s is outselling the cheaper iPhone 5c by more than two to one, market watchers estimate, amid reports that the Cupertino firm has slashed production of the plastic-bodied model. Demand for the iPhone 5c, which replaced the iPhone 4S at the $99-on-contract price point, has fallen significantly short of Apple's expectations, it's claimed, and while the two new handsets set sales records in the opening weekend of availability, the bulk of that interest is believed to be around the iPhone 5s.

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Piper study: US teen iPhone popularity rises, iPad remains dominant

Piper study: US teen iPhone popularity rises, iPad remains dominant

This this Fall 2013 season the Piper Jaffray analyst known as Gene Munster has released a report that spans several seasons into the past, covering the USA-based teen device wants and ownership in tablets and smartphones. What you'll find here is a collection of results very much centered on the Apple universe - with just the iPhone appearing in the "owns" category for phones - but also depicting an interesting set of trends in competing hardware. This study clearly shows Apple to be dominant in each category, while Android phones rise, Kindle Fire tablets fall, and Blackberry fades away.

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Samsung’s Apple obsession must change as Sony grabs apathetic upgraders

Samsung’s Apple obsession must change as Sony grabs apathetic upgraders

Samsung will need to shift from relentlessly chasing Apple to simultaneously defending its smartphone userbase, analysts have warned, with the Korean company facing an unexpected challenge from Sony in what has so far been a European stronghold. Samsung devices now make up almost half of all smartphones sold in Europe, according to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech figures, the Telegraph reports, but Sony's Xperia Z mounted a surprise attack of sorts, with a significant percentage of Samsung Galaxy S II owners opting to upgrade to Sony's flagship in the UK, rather than the Galaxy S 4.

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Tablets and Android drive Post-PC world (but ignore Apple’s ecosystem at your peril)

Tablets and Android drive Post-PC world (but ignore Apple’s ecosystem at your peril)

The post-PC era continues to see tablets and smartphones drive overall growth, researchers claim, with traditional PC shipments predicted to decline more than 10-percent this year. 2013 sales of computing hardware - including tablets, smartphones, and PCs - are expected to grow 5.9-percent year on year in 2013, Gartner calculates, but that will be predominantly down to slates, it's argued. In fact, compared to 2012, tablet sales are expected to jump almost 68-percent.

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Samsung dominates 95% of Android phone sales say analysts

Samsung dominates 95% of Android phone sales say analysts

Samsung took a whopping 95-percent of global Android smartphone profits in the first quarter of this year, one analyst firm claims, with no other manufacturer using Google's OS coming close to the South Korean behemoth. The global Android phone business saw profits of $5.3bn, according to Strategy Analytics' sums, of which $5.1bn was sunk straight into Samsung's wallet, the firm calculates.

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Touch-notebooks to suck some tablet sting from Post-PC says NPD

Touch-notebooks to suck some tablet sting from Post-PC says NPD

A rise in convertible and slider touchscreen form-factors will offset the "post-PC era" slide of notebooks, but will be unable to fend off the full might of tablets, new research suggests. Tablet shipments will rise to 579.4m units by 2017, NPD DisplaySearch projections indicate, while traditional notebooks will drop to 183.3m units by the same point. However, a new breed of touch-enabled notebooks will step in to help arrest some of the slump.

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Apple said to sell 75 million low-cost iPhones in 2014

Apple said to sell 75 million low-cost iPhones in 2014

It's been rumored for a while now that Apple will be releasing a lower-cost iPhone at some point this year -- most likely sometime in the fall, which now begs the question of how many of these low-cost iPhones will sell. Since they'll be cheaper than a regular iPhone, it makes sense that Apple will sell a ton of these, and analysts agree.

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