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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Mobile phones’

Over Half of Mobile Phones Will Come From China Next Year

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 all unveiled low-cost smartphones meant to drive sales in places such as India, Brazil, and, most importantly, China. As manufacturers …

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Family Wireless Plans Emerge in Competitive Market

Verizon’s hold as the number one wireless carrier in the United States may be slipping. AT&T is making a solid run to go from the second biggest wireless carrier to the first. And they’re doing it by going after your family. AT&T is currently marketing a new plan to cut $40 off the bill of a family that carries at …

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Apple, Samsung Set to Dominate Smartphone Sales

For over one year, industry numbers have been showing that the smartphone market is quickly becoming a two-company race. Apple and Samsung have been taking market share quarter-by-quarter at the expense of companies such as HTC, Motorola, and BlackBerry. Now that the high-end smartphone market is becoming saturated in Western nations, at least one analyst predicts that Apple and Samsung …

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Mobile Shipments Are Still Growing, Says Analyst

Earlier this week, analyst firm TrendForce estimated that smartphone shipments for the second quarter of 2013 were up 6.6% year-over-year. Today another analyst firm has chimed in with similar numbers and a stark look at how Samsung is beginning to dominate the market. IDC’s numbers show that 432.1 million total mobile phones were shipped during the second quarter of 2013, …

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Finns Chuck Phones for the Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships

Do you hate your mobile phone? Donate it to a Finn. Savonlinna, Finland has been hosting the Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships for over a decade, and this year’s competition was held over the weekend. The competition pits competitors against each other in a bid to throw cell phones as far as possible, and in creative ways. Despite the worldwide …

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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 quarter either. Nokia has struggled with restructuring in several business areas including devices and services, and location and commerce. They …

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You May Suffer From Nomophobia

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 company, ladies are first with the disorder and tend to worry about their mobile phones more than gentlemen, but fear …

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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 Korea these days. According to The Telegraph, the Worker’s Party in North Korea, in their crazy-pants logic, have declared that …

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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 we understand the assessment of credit risk in the developed world because Cignifi’s plan has very little to do with …

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