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Why Smartphones Are Forcing Retailers To Rethink Their Business Models Why Smartphones Are Forcing Retailers To Rethink Their Business Models
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As smartphones become more ubiquitous in established markets, traditional business models have begun to quickly shift and adapt. Entire markets based on specific technologies have been wiped away by a handful of smartphone apps. The instant access to information that …

Firefox OS Devices Won’t Be Sold In The US Firefox OS Devices Won’t Be Sold In The US
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When Firefox OS devices started hitting emerging markets earlier this year, it was always assumed that the devices would hit the US. Mozilla even said that we would see Firefox OS devices on Sprint in 2014. Well, I hope you …

Smartphones Now Make Up Over Half of Mobile Phone Sales Smartphones Now Make Up Over Half of Mobile Phone Sales

Smartphones have dominated mobile phone sales in developed markets for the past few years, and now the global market is catching up. Now, it appears that smartphones have turned a corner and are now leading worldwide sales of mobile phones. …

Motorola Announces Low-Priced Moto G Smartphone Motorola Announces Low-Priced Moto G Smartphone

As was rumored, Motorola today officially announced its new Moto G smartphone. The device is low-cost and aimed squarely at the emerging markets (China, Brazil) where market watchers believe most of the growth in the smartphone industry will come in …

Motorola to Announce Low-Priced Smartphone This Week Motorola to Announce Low-Priced Smartphone This Week

Despite the massive marketing budget behind it, Motorola’s new Moto X has flopped. Android consumers enamored of Samsung and LG devices gave Motorola’s customizable cases a pass, and now Motorola is set to focus on the emerging markets where smartphone …

Android Now On 81% of New Smartphones Android Now On 81% of New Smartphones

Though Apple’s iPhone continues to be the most sought-after mobile device in developed markets, Google’s Android platform now firmly dominates smartphone market share. Market research firm IDC today revealed its estimates that 81% of smartphones shipped during the third quarter …

Smartphones Will Soon Run Themselves, Says Analyst Smartphones Will Soon Run Themselves, Says Analyst

Smartphone (or smart TV or smart watch) is a bit of a misnomer at this point. Sure, the devices are far more capable than feature phones and their wireless access to the internet can make their users seem smart, but …

Firefox For Android Will Come Preinstalled On Kobo Arc Tablets Firefox For Android Will Come Preinstalled On Kobo Arc Tablets

When you buy an Android smartphone today, you really only have one option of browser right out of the box – the vanilla Android browser. Sure, you can download other browsers off of Google Play, but why do that when …

Windows Smartphone Shipments Growing Fast Windows Smartphone Shipments Growing Fast
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Six years on from the release of the original iPhone, the smartphone market is maturing. Apple is still at the top of the heap, and Samsung is quickly consolidating the Android portion of the market. What’s unclear is exactly which …

Phonebloks Opens Up About Its Collaboration With Motorola Phonebloks Opens Up About Its Collaboration With Motorola

Motorola announced on Monday an ambitious plan to rethink how smartphones are made with Project Ara. The company is partnering with Phonebloks to create a modular smartphone that allows the user to upgrade their phone piece by piece instead of …

Smartphone Market Grew 39% During Third Quarter Smartphone Market Grew 39% During Third Quarter

Though the fast-growing tablet market seems to be getting all of the headlines going into the holiday season, smartphone sales are still growing more than half a decade after the release of the first iPhone. Market research firm IDC today …

Motorola Wants To Make The Smartphone Modular With Ara Motorola Wants To Make The Smartphone Modular With Ara

One of the best parts about building your own equipment is that you can swap out parts to upgrade said equipment without having to replace the entire thing. Such a concept has been the norm in the PC space for …

LG Officially Unveils its Curved Smartphone LG Officially Unveils its Curved Smartphone

Earlier this month it was rumored that LG was readying a smartphone with a curved display for release sometime in November. The rumors were true, as LG has now officially unveiled the LG G Flex, which features a 6-inch curved …

Smartphones & Law Enforcement Discussed At Google Ideas Smartphones & Law Enforcement Discussed At Google Ideas
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Google has been posting a bunch of “Google Ideas” discussions to YouTube this week. One that went live today discusses smartphones and their role in making law enforcement “smarter.” It’s only seventeen minutes long, so it won’t take too much …

Nokia Announces the Lumia 1520, a Lumia Tablet, and More Nokia Announces the Lumia 1520, a Lumia Tablet, and More

After months of rumors Nokia has officially unveiled its first six-inch Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the Lumia 1520. Along with the smartphone, Nokia also announced five other mobile devices, including a 10.1-inch Windows RT tablet, the Lumia 2520. The Lumia …

IT Industry Grows in 2013, Despite PC Declines IT Industry Grows in 2013, Despite PC Declines

For over one year now, the PC market has taken a beating. Monthly and quarterly reports all show a story of the declining PC market. That doesn’t mean, however, that the entire IT industry is in trouble. The entire industry …

Gadget Lifecycles Now Average Just Three Months Gadget Lifecycles Now Average Just Three Months

As mobile devices become more a part of everyday human life, the manufacturing costs for those products have dropped significantly. The prices for mobile devices have followed accordingly, and market watchers now predict that the low-cost smartphone and tablet markets …

That Amazon Phone Might Be Made By HTC [Rumor] That Amazon Phone Might Be Made By HTC [Rumor]

For the past two years, one of the most consistent rumors in tech was that Amazon would launch a Kindle smartphone. Over those last two years, we’ve only ever heard more rumors as each suggested release date comes and goes. …

Upcoming Windows Phone 8 Update Paves The Way For Phablets Upcoming Windows Phone 8 Update Paves The Way For Phablets

As Android devices like the Galaxy Note have proven, smartphone consumers love phablets. As Android devices get bigger and bigger, however, iOS and Windows Phone device displays remain below 5-inches. Microsoft will be changing that with its next software update. …

LG Announces LG G Pro Lite Smartphone LG Announces LG G Pro Lite Smartphone

A report earlier this week held that the “mini” versions of high-end smartphones that Android smartphone manufacturers have been pushing for the past year may not have been selling as well as had been hoped. The devices don’t seem to …

T-Mobile Now Offers Unlimited International Data T-Mobile Now Offers Unlimited International Data

Traveling to other countries can be a once in a lifetime experience for most, but it can also be incredibly expensive. It doesn’t help when your wireless carrier gouges you for using data overseas. Unfortunately, international roaming fees are just …