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Over half a billion low-cost smartphones - sold for less than US$100 - will be in use by the end of 2012 as demand for basic handsets that still have computer-like functions continues to grow.
Cheap Smartphone Tsunami Coming (NASDAQ:AAPL, NYSE:MMI, NASDAQ:GOOG, NYSE:NOK, NASDAQ:MSFT, NASDAQ:RIMMConsultants from Deloitte are predicting that 2012 will be the year of the “dumb” smartphone.
Google chairman Eric Schmidt’s Mobile World Congress keynotes have always been interesting, but his keynote yesterday just about floored me as he put on his futurist hat with complete sincerity.
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There is nothing quite like a cheap device to set tongues wagging – especially when it boasts of decent specifications to begin with.
Nielsen’s State of the Media: The Mobile Media Report provides a snapshot of the current mobile media landscape and audiences in the U.S. and highlights the potential power of mobile commerce in the near future.
Save the date: Mobile Future Forward 2012 - Sept 10, 2012
China to become largest smartphone market in 2012, India will grab third spot in 2016 (Source: socialbarrel.com) Telecom Lead Asia : IDC said China will become largest market for Smartphones in 2012, while India will grab third spot by 2016.
Gartner on Wednesday hinted that media tablets---think Apple's iPad---may test sales of mobile devices in 2011 as 54.8 million units are shipped. The research firm provided its tablet outlook almost in passing as it handicapped smartphone sales for the third quarter .
Intel is getting ready to make a long-belated entry into the smartphone market with a new-and-improved chip. But the usual questions linger. A much-ballyhooed Intel-based phone from LG never materialized.
The smartphone is changing everything. How we shop, how we organize our lives, how we spend our time, how we connect with people. The smartphone is changing how businesses compete, changing the landscape of winners and losers across the consumer electronics, PC, Internet, media and telecom spaces.
Queen of the Net Morgan Stanley analyst Mary Meeker stole the show last week with her “ State of the Web ” presentation at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco.
Smartphone sales will surpass worldwide PC sales by the end of 2011, says a report.