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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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?

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 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…