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Big Screens

Emerging markets prefer big screens

Excerpt from the Jana blog: In emerging markets, where low-cost smartphones are the first experience of Internet connectivity for many, mobile devices also serve as home cinemas, gaming devices, and more. Jana surveyed 1,386 smartphone users across nine countries to gain insight into their device preferences and learn more about the content that they consume […]

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No iPad

First universities, now churches, banning use of mobile devices

If I have my chronology correct, it was a supposed citadel of higher learning that first banned the use of mobile phones on its campus. As if it wasn’t bad enough that a university environment was effectively turned into a glorified secondary school, it appears it is the turn of places of worship to give […]

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Huawei 3rd smartphone

Huawei now 3rd largest smartphone maker

Huawei today announced that they are now the world’s 3rd largest smartphone manufacturer from the official Huawei Devices Twitter handle: Huawei is now the world’s 3rd largest smartphone manufacturer. #WhatIsNext — Huawei Device (@HuaweiDevice) May 7, 2014 This announcement tallies with the recent IDC figures for Quarter 1, 2014. This is an amazing achievement, […]

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Samsung is the new Nokia: Ships more smartphones than the next four vendors combined in Q1 2014

This was Nokia some four to five years ago – shipping enough smartphones and phones to beat back next few vendors behind it combined. Dateline 2014, and the bad guy is called Samsung. IDC reports that in the first quarter of 2014, Samsung had shipped more smartphones than the next four vendors combined. That’s Apple, […]

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