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New iPhones to Drive Record Smartphone Shipments

The incredible smartphone market growth seen over the past seven years has begun to slow, but sales of the devices are still increasing. Major tech manufacturers are still relying on the segment for a significant portion of their device sales, though smartphone prices are dropping and the quality of high-end devices is improving at a slower rate. Market research firm …

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Lenovo Could Overtake LG in the Smartphone Market

For years now the smartphone market has largely been largely dominated by Apple and Samsung. Apple has set trends for the high-end market and Samsung has followed along while also flooding the smartphone markets with a wide variety of devices at every price point. Other Android smartphone manufacturers’ market share falls far behind that of Samsung, but the battle for …

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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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Windows Phone Leads BlackBerry in Latest Smartphone Numbers

Holiday season 2013 capped off another record year for tablet shipments, but market watchers are now beginning to see the rapid growth of the smartphone market reach saturation points in established markets. As these mature markets reach their peaks, the market share story is becoming cemented, though not surprising. The latest smartphone industry number from market research firm comScore show …

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Smartphone Growth to Slow Significantly in Coming Years

Since the debut of the first iPhone the smartphone market has been bursting with growth. The entire mobile device industry has grown at an astonishing rate, a trend which looks to continue in the coming years as wearable devices become the norm. The explosive growth of smartphones can’t last forever, though, and market watchers are already seeing signs of growth …

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Smartphones Outsold Feature Phones Last Year

Though feature phones have passed out of style in western markets, the low-cost devices are still very popular in many parts of the world. Even that is set to change in the near future, however, as consumers in emerging markets flock to low-end smartphones priced to compete with feature phones. Market research firm Gartner this week issued a report showing …

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Windows Phone Grew 69% Last Year

Microsoft was late to the smartphone game. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer himself laughed at the iPhone when it was released, calling attention to what he considered the device’s outrageous price. More than six years on, Microsoft is still trying to buy its way into the high-end smartphone game, leveraging its Windows brand and Nokia to make Windows Phone a competitive …

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Google-less Android Smartphone Segment Growing

The openness of Google’s Android platform has been both a blessing and a curse for the mobile industry. The software is free for manufacturers to use, allowing them to focus on hardware while decreasing development costs for mobile device software. At the same time, though, the many different versions of Android can make compatibility a nightmare for app developers. Either …

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Smartphone Shipments Hit 1 Billion in 2013

Though the tablet market grew at a stunning pace last year, the smartphone market is still finding new customers and growing at a steady pace. Market research firm IDC has released a new report estimating that global smartphone shipments hit one billion during 2013. This represents an over 38% increase over the estimated 725 million smartphones shipped during 2012. Shipments …

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Large-Smartphone Market to Continue Growth

Though it seems smartphone sizes may have topped out in the 6-inch range, it appears that consumers are still eager for large smartphone screen sizes. Market research firm Juniper Research today released a new report predicting that over 120 million large-screen smartphones will ship by the year 2018. The firm estimates that just 20 million such devices shipped during 2013. …

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Smartphone Shipments to Hit 1.2 Billion This Year

As established markets begin to saturate, smartphone manufacturers are now facing more intense competition than ever before. Though Apple and Samsung have emerged as market leaders, even their shipment numbers may be threatened by inexpensive smartphones from Chinese manufacturers like ZTE and Huwei. Today DigiTimes Research provided its smartphone estimate for the year, predicting that over 1.24 billion smartphones will …

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Device Sales Forecast to Hit 2.5 Billion This Year

With IT spending once again on the rise, tech manufacturers are optimistic about their device sales in the coming year. Market research firm Gartner today estimated that shipments of devices including PCs, Tablets, and Phones will reach more than 2.47 billion by the end of 2014. This represents a 7.6% increase in device shipments from Gartner’s estimated 2.3 billion devices …

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