Comments: 0Saturday, January 10th 2009 - 22:19 CET
The Strategy Analytics Wireless Device Lab service report, “US Navigation: Consumers Prefer PNDs to Mobile Solutions,” shows that consumers perceive personal navigation devices (PNDs) as clearly superior to similar navigation services available on cell phones. These findings are based on in-depth one-on-one research sessions in San Diego in which consumers experienced two high-end personal navigation devices as well as Sprint Navigation and VZ Navigator.
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Comments: 0Saturday, December 27th 2008 - 22:35 CET
The impact of the global economic crisis will spread to the mobile phone market resulting in a downturn in shipments in 2009. According to IDC, total mobile phone volumes will be 1.9% lower in 2009 than 2008 levels, the first downturn in annual shipment volumes since 2001 when shipments declined 2.3%. Over the past several years, the mobile phone market has enjoyed double-digit annual growth due to an increased emphasis on emerging markets. However, emerging market growth has been steadily slowing as these markets mature. IDC now expects worldwide growth to be just 7.1% in 2008 before slipping into negative growth in 2009.
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Comments: 0Friday, December 26th 2008 - 14:55 CET
Oki Electric Industry announced it will start volume shipment of a headphone amplifier LSI, the Oki ML2650, from December 2008. This new LSI enables battery-powered mobile phones to play back music with low-power consumption, which is achieved by a highly efficient D-class amplifier equipped with a 64KB SRAM that temporarily saves music data. In addition, the LSI comes in an ultra small package size of 2.54mm x 2.70mm.
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Comments: 0Monday, November 24th 2008 - 17:07 CET
The smartphone market in the United States has grown rapidly since the introduction of the Apple iPhone. Demand for smartphones and the software applications that run on them provides an increasingly profitable revenue source for handset manufacturers, mobile operators, and application developers. This Smartphone report defines smartphones and covers a brief history of smartphones. Next, the reasons for smartphone adoption are explored as well as the barriers to acceptance of these advanced mobile devices.
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Comments: 0Monday, November 24th 2008 - 15:50 CET
Eastman Kodak Company announced that it has filed complaints against Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and other related entities for infringement of Kodak patents. The Kodak actions specifically allege that Samsung and LG camera phones infringe Kodak digital camera patents. The patents in question cover technology related to image capture, compression and data storage and a method for previewing motion images.
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Comments: 0Tuesday, September 30th 2008 - 23:20 CEST
According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, touch screen phone shipments will reach 90 million units worldwide in 2009, accounting for 7 percent of total volumes. Price and screen size are critical factors for success. Tom Kang, Senior Analyst at Strategy Analytics said, “We forecast 90 million touch screen phones to be sold worldwide in 2009, accounting for 7 percent of total volumes. We expect Nokia and Appleto ramp up shipments next year and start to drive down the price of touch screen handsets toward the mid-range.”
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Comments: 0Sunday, September 28th 2008 - 20:40 CEST
Experts in mobile marketing say today’s unveiling of the T-Mobile G1, the highly-anticipated HTC-manufactured phone that uses Google’s Android technology, underscores the need for companies to ready their Web sites for effective handheld viewing. “T-Mobile G1 mobile phone represents another step toward complete Web access for people on the go,” said Chuck Sacco, a business leader in mobile application development and CEO and co-founder of PhindMe, a mobile technology company that provides organizations with easy-to-use tools to create mobile-tailored Web sites.
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Comments: 0Thursday, July 17th 2008 - 10:30 CEST
While many innovative LBS (Location Based Services) applications such as friend finders and location based search will be launched by carriers in the next few years, personal navigation will remain the most important LBS category providing high value and clear benefits to end users. But according to ABI Research principal analyst Dominique Bonte, “Enterprise LBS applications for asset and vehicle tracking and work force management will become an important revenue generator for carriers in the future as companies will increasingly deploy mobile solutions to reduce costs, increase efficiency and improve customer service.
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Comments: 0Tuesday, July 15th 2008 - 20:47 CEST
What happens to most mobile devices when people no longer use them? That was the question Nokia asked more than 6, 500 people in 13 countries around the world recently. The surprising results showed that most are stored away at home because very few of us don’t know that that they can be recycled or how to do this. The survey conducted in Finland, Germany, Italy, Russia, Sweden, UK, United Arab Emirates, USA, Nigeria, India, China, Indonesia and Brazil, found that only 3% of people recycle their mobile phones. Very few are being thrown away (4%) instead the majority (44%) are simply kept at home and never used.
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Comments: 0Thursday, July 10th 2008 - 17:15 CEST
Nokia announced that Warner Music Group will make its diverse catalog of new stars and legendary artists available through Nokia Music Stores around the world as well as through Comes With Music, a revolutionary way for people to discover and enjoy music offered uniquely by Nokia.
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