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IDC is forecasting that mobile Internet users will grow by an annual compound rate of 16.6 percent through 2015, when they will pass PC and other wireline Internet users. Read Original Content
Symbian still leads the pack in Europe, but Android blew past the iPhone to grab 22.3 percent of the market. Just last year, Android commanded only 6.1 percent of that market. Android's popularity has contributed to a huge growth in smartphone adoption in Europe, where the number of smartphone owners has grown by 44 percent since last year. Read Original Content
Europe leads the overall smartphone security market in terms of absolute dollar value followed by North America, due to an increasing number of smartphone Internet users. Asia-Pacific & Japan have a smaller market in terms of revenue. However, with increasing penetration of smartphones, the market is expected to grow with the highest CAGR of 48.58 percent from 2011 to 2016. Read Original Content
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The global smartphone applications processor market showed 65 percent year-over-year growth in second quarter 2011, reaching $1.7 billion, according to, Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies. Read Original Content
A new report from market research company NPD claims that 44 percent of current and future U.S. smartphone owners are considering Windows Phone 7 handsets. Read Original Content
Apple's stronger volumes and higher ARPU has helped increase its global smartphone revenue share. Apple's revenue market share is at 36 percent of the smartphone market in second quarter 2011. Read Original Content
Google on Monday began distributing its Google Wallet payment app to eligible Sprint customers--beginning what's likely to be a lengthy competition to capture the mobile payment market. Read Original Content
Google and Visa Europe have announced they will work together as they endeavor to draw revenue from consumers hoping to pay for store purchases using their smartphones. Per terms of the deal, Google received a worldwide license to Visa's payWave, a newly launched NFC-based payment technology. Read Original Content
The enterprise mobility market in India, which has grown exponentially over the past three years, has the potential to grow into a $1 billion telecom segment in the next five years. Read Original Content
A new study of over 200,000 U.S. consumers by Market Authority, Inc., the market research leader in studying traditional and new media platforms, finds that nearly 6 out of 10 SmartPhone owners look for a business without knowing the specific name. Read Original Content
According to Connected Intelligence, a service from The NPD Group that analyzes the confluence of connected devices, access, and content, Android is the preferred operating system among current smartphone owners and those who intend to buy a new smartphone in the next six months. Read Original Content
Tablet sales jumped 80 percent in second quarter 2011, while Apple, Samsung and HTC gained increasing shares of the smartphone market, according to the latest infonetics Research Broadband Devices and Subscribers report. Read Original Content
Spending on smartphone-based advertising in Canada will reach $82 million by the end of this year, according to a report issued by the Interactive Advertising Bureau of Canada. That would be 57 percent more than the $52.1 million spent on Canadian mobile ads last year, which was fully 93 percent more than the 2009 total. Read Original Content
A new study from Ovum on the mobile market predicts that Asia-Pacific mobile connections will grow to reach 4.2 billion in 2016, while the region’s mobile voice revenues will start to decline by 2014. Read Original Content
According to a recent report from IDC, Apple‘s iPad increased its share in the global tablet market from 66 percent in calendar first quarter 2011 to more than 68 percent in second quarter 2011. Read Original Content
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