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Average Smartphone Prices Now Dropping

Along with tablets, smartphones are expected once again to be a hot holiday shopping item. Though some market watchers believe smartphone sales are beginning to saturate in established markets, the overall smartphone market is still growing at a steady pace. Market research firm IDC today released a new report predicting that over 1 billion smartphones will have shipped in 2013. …

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Android’s Camera Software Is About To Get A Lot Better

Cameras on mobile devices are pretty good these days for the casual photographer. For the more hardcore among us, however, there’s still a long way to go. While a lot of that is up to hardware, Google is pushing some software updates to make cameras on Android devices much better. CNET reports that Google is now working to add two …

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Smartphone Shipments to Hit 1.8 Billion by 2017

Earlier this month it was revealed that smartphones now make up over half of mobile phone sales worldwide. That trend is set to continue, with smartphones predicted to make up an ever-increasing portion of mobile phone sales. Market research firm NPD DisplaySearch today predicted that it will take less than five years for smartphones to make up over 80% of …

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Samsung Announces the Galaxy Grand 2 Smartphone

Samsung is now shipping well over one-quarter of the world’s smartphones and it isn’t hard to see how. The Korean manufacturer now has dozens of smartphone models in a variety of costs and sizes. Today Samsung announced yet another smartphone in its growing Galaxy-branded lineup. The new Galaxy Grand 2 is positioned as an in-between device that is larger than …

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Windows Phone Could Find Growth in Enterprise

With BlackBerry now struggling to finance itself while in the midst of a major executive and board transition, Other smartphone brands are now eyeing the lucrative enterprise market that BlackBerry once led. Samsung is diving into Android security software with its KNOX offering, while Apple is also beginning to court businesses with new security features in its latest iPhone, the …

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Smartphone Displays Could Top Out at Under 6 Inches

With smaller, seven-inch tablets dropping in price rapidly and expensive high-end smartphone sizes creeping up past six inches it seems that one market or the other will be enveloped in the other at some point. Today a new DigiTimes report signals that growing smartphones may have reached their upper size-limit. The report cites unnamed “industry sources” as stating sales of …

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Apple Seen Slashing iPhone 5C Orders

For years Apple had maintained consistency with its iPhone releases. Each year the company would tout one new iPhone as the smartphone to have, and it worked. Apple has maintained a dominant position at the top of the high-end smartphone market for over half a decade. This year, with smartphone market growth slowing in established markets, Apple altered its iPhone …

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Why Smartphones Are Forcing Retailers To Rethink Their Business Models

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 smartphones provide has also superseded a number of traditional information-based businesses. Perhaps more than any other, the retail industry will …

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Firefox OS Devices Won’t Be Sold In The US

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 didn’t get your hopes up then. Speaking to CNET, Mozilla Executive Chair Mitchell Baker said that “there are no plans …

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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. Market research firm Gartner this week released a report showing that smartphone sales made up 55% of all mobile phone …

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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 the next decade. Motorola is positioning the Moto G as a smartphone for the masses, even going so far as …

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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 growth is still strong. The Wall Street Journal this week reported that Motorola will unveil a low-cost smartphone on Wednesday. …

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