Dish Network will start selling mobile phones from Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile in its Blockbuster video rental stores, according to a report from Bloomberg that cites people with "knowledge of the matter." The plan is an extension of Dish's current mobile phone sales through Blockbuster's website.
Worldwide Mobile Ad Revenue; Healthcare-Related Wearables; Smartphone Platform Market Share; ‘Hello’ to Android, iOS Systems; Mobile Payments Add Up.
Social Gamers Go Mobile; Mobile Transactions Popular – Minus the Fees; Survey: Smartphones Rule Over Other Gadgets; LTE: Looking Ahead.
Reasons for interest in the iPad; Tower Leasing On the Rise; Machines Do the Talking; Small Business Owners Balance Work, Life with Tech.
Big on Backhaul Wondering where all those operator expenditures are going? According to In Stat, backhaul – including line leasing, new equipment and spectrum acquisition – will set mobile operators back nearly $117 million by 2014, a 41 percent increase
Initial public offerings make somewhat of a comeback; WiMAX vs. TD-LTE; and the surge of tablets.
91 percent of mobile phone users going online to socialize... The world’s mobile worker population will pass the 1 billion mark this year... How hot is the eBook reader market?... 75% of consumers want to visit a retail store when buying communications-related products and services.
Strategy Analytics says mobile phones will generate almost 2.2 Exabytes of data traffic by 2013; Nielsen Company Top 10; What features are desired on your next phone? Nearly 2 billion Bluetooth chipsets are forecast to ship in 2014 alone...
By the end of 2009, the world’s mobile handset accessories market will have chalked up a value of nearly $55 billion . . . Operating Systems: Who aurvives? . . . Third quarter review.
Accelerometers are expected to appear in one-third of mobile phones shipped next year - Ever wonder how much the U.S. wireless industry is contributing to the the economy? - Worldwide GPS smartphone shipments will grow 34 percent from 57 million units in 2008 to 77 million units in 2009 - Bluetooth-enabled equipment shipments will shrink 4 percent in 2009 - Wireless operators will spend about $3.3 billion building LTE base stations in 2011.
Q1 Global Handset Market Share – Top 5 Vendors Top 5 Best-Selling Smartphones in Q1 One-third of mobile gamers said they were “somewhat or very likely” to purchase a game for their cell phone in 2009 Summary Statistics BTN - At A Glance.
A survey of European and U.S. mobile users shows consumers intend to dramatically increase use of mobile data services; 94 percent of corporate developers expect the development of wireless enterprise applications to either increase or stay the same in the coming year; The switchover to all-digital television broadcasting will create an unprecedented opportunity for the mobile TV market; Consumers Tap Into Wi-Fi.
Validas found the average user actually pays $131 due to taxes and unspecified fees; Mobile Banking Users to Exceed 150m Globally; China’s Handset Market Expansion; Global Handset Market Share; LTE Base Station Forecast.
Sprint Survey Examines Savings, Switching Recession Hits European Mobile Spend Indian Market Poised for More Growth Top 10 websites accessed over mobile phones HopeLine Generates Airtime
More on the iPhone Front; Beating the CapEx Crunch; Siver Lining: Policy Servers; Out With the Old, In With the New; M2M Futures.
Original iPhone vs. 3G Smartphone Smart Facts Dropped Calls and Satisfaction Rating Cable Loops Top E-Mail Blunders
Worldwide mobile cellular subscribers are likely to reach the 4-billion mark before the end of this year A recent GSM Association study indicates that the market for mobile broadband-enabled notebook PCs is heating up and getting hotter Only 20% of a phone’s services and features are used regularly and up to 25% remain completely undiscovered.
BlackBerry vs. Apple Speed Matters Cellular Wallet Top 10 Back-2-School Phones
The worldwide WiMAX equipment market, including fixed and mobile WiMAX equipment, increased 59% sequentially to $363 million in Q1 2008. The surge in the market was led by especially strong mobile WiMAX (802.16e) equipment sales
Watching Mobile TV?; IT Alert:Mobile Device Policies; RIM Leads Smartphone Pack; Go Figure
Quad-Play Threat?; 4 Steps To Doubling Revenue; Bad News in Handsets; Go Figure
By The Numbers: April 1, 2008
Consumer preferences for wireless devices vary widely and are influenced by demographic factors, particularly age and income. According to iSuppli, these preferences are emerging as a paramount consideration for companies attempting to address the market.
411: The Secret Cash Cow; ZigBee Can Do What?; GPS Factoid; Talking Trash; In Fingerprints We Trust; Go Figure