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Over Half of Mobile Phones Will Come From China Next Year

Over Half of Mobile Phones Will Come From China Next Year

By Sean Patterson March 10, 2014

The mobile industry, including the smartphone segment, has begun to in established markets begins. Device manufacturers are now focusing on emerging markets as the source for mobile growth in the coming years. Manufacturers such as Apple, BlackBerry, and Samsung have …

Nokia Q1 2012 Financials Reveal a $1.7 Billion Loss Nokia Q1 2012 Financials Reveal a $1.7 Billion Loss

Nokia reports a loss of $1.7 billion for the first quarter of 2012. Sales at the same time last year reached $13.6 billion, but only achieved $9.7 billion this quarter. Experts don’t expect much of a recovery in the second …

Rising number of Nomophobia sufferers Rising number of Nomophobia sufferers
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Nomophobia or “no mobile phone phobia” is the fear of losing or being separated from your beloved electronic appendage and for 66% of people surveyed a common ailment and serious issue. According to a study conducted by SecureEnvoy, a security-authentication …

North Korea Would Punish Cellphone Users As War Criminals North Korea Would Punish Cellphone Users As War Criminals

Genocides, obliterations of cities, murder of prisoners, egregious violation of international humanitarian law. These are crimes that will likely get a person tried as a war criminal. But using a cellphone? Um. Sure… at least, that’s the case in North …

Should Your Mobile Phone Activity Affect Your Credit Score? Should Your Mobile Phone Activity Affect Your Credit Score?

The Boston Globe ran a story a few days ago about a company called Cignifi who has developed a way to calculate a person’s credit report in the absence of any previous credit history. The claim is counter-intuitive to how …

Nielsen Study: Teen Mobile Data Usage Up Over 250% Nielsen Study: Teen Mobile Data Usage Up Over 250%

Nielsen has released the results of a study into mobile phone usage by various age groups. While the study shows a rise in data usage across the board, the greatest increase was in the 13-17 age group. In the third …

Guys Beware: Cell Phones Could Damage Your Sperm Guys Beware: Cell Phones Could Damage Your Sperm
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On the list of cancer-causing boogeymen, cellphones are pretty high on the list. For years, people have been saying that they cause cancer – and for years almost as many people have been saying that the cancer/cellphone link is total …

Does Everybody Own a Mobile Phone? Does Everybody Own a Mobile Phone?

If home computing ever does truly die, the culprit is an obvious choice. The mobile phone. While I’m one to believe that home computing hasn’t so much died, it’s just that most homes that want computers, be it Mac or …

Charging Your Devices With Sound? Charging Your Devices With Sound?

Hey, you guys wanna get blinded with some science? South Korean engineers have found a novel way to charge your mobile phone – noise. Basically what Dr. Sang-Woo Kim and his team has found is a way to convert sound …

Mobile Phone Market Shows Signs Of Improvement
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The global mobile phone market saw slight growth in the third quarter, according to IDC’s Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker.

Year-on-year growth remained negative, but improved from the first half of 2009. Mobile shipments totaled 287.1 million units worldwide in Q3, down from 6 percent from the previous year, but up 5.6 percent from the second quarter.

Europe To Get Standardized Mobile Phone Chargers
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Major producers of mobile phones have reached an agreement with the European Commission to standardize phone chargers in an effort to reduce unnecessary waste and provide convenience for users.

The first generation of the new interchargeable mobile phones is set to reach the EU market in 2010.

Mobile Phone Users Confused By Technology
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The complexity of mobile applications and services is preventing their adoption and usage, according to a survey by mobile device management company Mformation.

The majority (95%) of consumers said they would be more likely to try new mobile services if setup was easier. Difficult setup issues are also preventing 45 percent of people from upgrading to new, more advanced mobile phones. More than half (61%) of these mobile users say phone setup is a frustrating as changing a bank account.

Close To Half Of Mobile Users Ignore Multimedia Features
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Close to half (45%) of U.S. mobile phone users prefer to use their mobile phones to make calls, and not for other multimedia features, according to a new report by the NPD Group.

Only 20 percent of mobile phone users prefer to use their phones as an all-in-one multimedia device for music, videos, Web surfing and other activities beyond making phone calls.

New California Law Bans Mobile Phones While Driving
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Beginning on July 1 a new hands free mobile phone law goes into effect in California.

Motorists face a $20 fine plus fees for a first offense and a $50 fine plus fees for a second violation. Drivers under the age of 18 are prohibited from using a mobile phone or a hands free device while operating a motor vehicle.

Drivers will be allowed to use a mobile phone while driving to make emergency calls to a law enforcement agency, a medical provider, the fire department or other emergency agencies.

Japan Wants To Limit Kid’s Mobile Usage
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Japanese children should have limited access to mobile phones to protect them from harmful content according to an advisory panel to the government.

The advisory council on education made the proposal to Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda as children become more likely to be exposed to cyber crimes and bullying on Internet school bulletin boards.

Americans Prefer Silence For In-Flight Mobile Use
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Limited mobile phone use on airplanes may be an inconvenience for some people, but for those who want peace and quiet it is something they welcome.

A survey, commissioned by Yahoo and conducted by Harris Interactive, found that the majority of Americans, 74 percent, favor mobile phone use being restricted to non-talking features like texting and games.

Stats On UK Mobile Social Networking

I am just on the way out the door but I caught this (opens in PDF) excellent news release by Nielsen/NetRatings stating that "one in four members of UK social networks use their phones to network." Now considering that Europeans tend to be dramatically ahead of North Americans in cellular adoption this statistics release seemed worth of attention.

Here is a chart that really drove home the popularity of social networking via mobiles (click the image for a larger version):