Smartphones just passed the 50 percent mark this past quarter, finally edging out feature phones. But by 2017, 82 percent of all phones sold will be smartphones, according to market researcher NDP.
Samsung sold 120 million mobile phones last quarter — more than 29 percent of the total global market and more than competitors Apple, Nokia, and LG combined — as global phone shipments reached a record 418 million.
Tomorrow Apple is going to unveil new iPhones, new sales numbers, and a new mobile operating system. Tonight, however, Microsoft put up its hand and said “Don’t forget about us!”
And the company has good reason to.
First-time buyers are turning away from Android as Apple’s three-year-old iPhone 4 was the top model for feature-phone switchers in the last three months, according to the latest numbers from Kantar Worldpanel.
Proving once again that the U.S. smartphone market is a very, very different animal.
Assured Labor, which got its start at MIT’s MediaLab, focuses on helping people find jobs (and helping recruiters fill vacancies) in emerging markets through the power of simple mobile interfaces.
Worldreader launches a new mobile program that makes thousands of books available to people in the developing world through their low-end feature phones.
Nokia ran a poll on its blog that suggests almost half of consumers prefer full hard QWERTY keyboards to any other input method, including virtual keyboards on a touchscreen.
Duo Security, an authentication-as-a-service company that uses your phone for two-step logins, announced today it has raised $5 million in its second round of funding.