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Soon Unlocking A New Phone Will Be Illegal

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It's about to be illegal for mobile phone owners to "unlock" a newly purchased phone so it can be used with any carrier, Tech News Daily reports. After January 26, mobile phone owners will no longer be able to buy a new, locked phone and unlock it. The law doesn't apply...
Soon Unlocking A New Phone Will Be Illegal

UK mobile users hoard their old phones to the tune of £6.86 billion

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A study out this morning says that the UK is a nation of phone hoarders. The numbers, based on research by One Poll and presented by the mobile and tablet recycling site SellMyMobile, calculate that £6.86 billion ($10.7m) worth of phones are unused around the UK and that the average mobile...
UK mobile users hoard their old phones to the tune of £6.86 billion

'It's good to talk' but Brits prefer to text, says report

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It’s some 15 years since BT’s infamous ‘it’s good to talk’ adverts but the telecom market has changed irrevocably in the UK, to the point that today’s mobile phone owners are more inclined to send text messages than make a call, a report from Ofcom has found. Data from the UK communications...
'It's good to talk' but Brits prefer to text, says report

THE IPHONE 5 EFFECT IS OVER: Apple Trailing Android In U.S. Market Share Again (AAPL, GOOG)

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Apple is now trailing Android in the U.S. market share by eight percentage points, according to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech data for the three months ending in February. This might seem like blah news since most firms tracking smartphone marketshare say the iPhone is getting trounced by Android. But Kantar was...
THE IPHONE 5 EFFECT IS OVER: Apple Trailing Android In U.S. Market Share Again (AAPL, GOOG)

The UK's online obsession: the latest Ofcom figures for media consumption

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UK consumers spend an average £1,083 per year each on online shopping and 60% of mobile phone users in the UK own a smartphone. Here is what the latest Ofcom report tells us about media consumption in the UK and worldwide• Get the data• More data journalism and data visualisations...
The UK's online obsession: the latest Ofcom figures for media consumption

Japan’s DoCoMo hits 2 million LTE subscribers after 400% surge in new users

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While many mobile phone owners are beginning to learn about LTE, that’s in a large way to support for the 4G mobile technology being a key feature of Apple’s new iPad, Japan has already taken the ball and run with it. Japan’s leading operator NTT DoCoMo, which now holds half...
Japan’s DoCoMo hits 2 million LTE subscribers after 400% surge in new users

Opera brings a more social Web experience to feature phones with Opera Mobile Next

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Norwegian Internet firm Opera has introduced Opera Mini Next, a new mobile Web browser aimed at giving feature phone users a more social Internet experience. Unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, Opera Mini Next — which is a developer beta of its popular Opera Mini browser — includes ‘Smart...
Opera brings a more social Web experience to feature phones with Opera Mobile Next

Facebook partners with 18 global operators to offer free/discounted mobile data usage

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Facebook has continued to push its Messenger apps for mobile after it announced a deal to bring free and discounted data access for the apps to customers of 18 operators across 14 countries. The deal is an aggressive but industry-backed one to offer an alternative to SMS and promote mobile...
Facebook partners with 18 global operators to offer free/discounted mobile data usage

Pew And Nielsen Say Smartphones Now 50 Percent, When Will ComScore Join The Club?

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Earlier this month, the Pew Internet & American Life Project (based on survey data) reported that smartphones were in the hands of 53 percent of US mobile phone owners. Today Nielsen followed, proclaiming that 49.7 percent of mobile subscribers have smartphones. Roughly 48 percent have Android... Please visit Marketing Land...
Pew And Nielsen Say Smartphones Now 50 Percent, When Will ComScore Join The Club?
Social video app Viddy hot on Facebook, adds 300k users in 1 day
FCC to review cell phone radiation guidelines

Your Smartphone as Superman: 86 Percent Use Phones for “Just-in-Time” Situations

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Many mobile phone owners use their devices for non-urgent purposes like gaming (an addiction to Draw Something doesn’t qualify as urgent). But a huge chunk of U.S. consumers are using their cellphones and smartphones for more pressing needs — something Pew Internet Research is calling the “just-in-time” phenomenon. A new...
Your Smartphone as Superman: 86 Percent Use Phones for “Just-in-Time” Situations

Windows Phone Marketplace hits the 100K milestone

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Now Windows mobile phone owners can take their pick from more than 100,000 different apps available in Microsoft's mobile app marketplace. And it seems like that number is growing. [Read more]...
Windows Phone Marketplace hits the 100K milestone

Japan inches closer to Android/iPhone duopoly, as Apple gains marketshare

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As of the latest research from Nielsen, we know the United States smartphone market has quickly become an iOS/Android duopoly with 90 percent of devices on either one of those platforms. While smartphone usage in Japan is still at 1-in-5 mobile phone owners, new numbers from comScore today show Japan’s smartphone market is...
Japan inches closer to Android/iPhone duopoly, as Apple gains marketshare

Pew: Smartphone Ownership Crosses Symbolic 50 Percent Threshold

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With several qualifications and caveats, The Pew Internet Project released some new survey data (n=2,253) this morning that indicates 53 percent of US mobile phone owners now have smartphones. This is higher than the most recent Nielsen number (48 percent) and quite a bit higher than the... Please visit Marketing...
Pew: Smartphone Ownership Crosses Symbolic 50 Percent Threshold

Pew: 61 Percent In US Now Have Smartphones

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This morning the Pew Internet & American Life Project released new survey data (n=2,252 US adults) on smartphone adoption. The organization says that 56 percent of all US adults now have smartphones. However among the population of mobile phone owners (91 percent of US adults) the smartphone... Please visit Marketing...
Pew: 61 Percent In US Now Have Smartphones

Nielsen: Recent U.S. iPhone sales nearly matched Android’s

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Between December and February, Android captured 48% and iOS 43% of the U.S. market Source: Nielsen The thrust of the Nielsen Mobile Insight report issued Thursday morning is that nearly half (49.7%) of U.S mobile phone owners now carry smartphones. But what interests me, as usual, is how that market...
Nielsen: Recent U.S. iPhone sales nearly matched Android’s

UK leads world in mobile web use thanks to Facebook ... and Gangnam

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Britain's 18- to 24-year-olds top mobile social networkers, while consumers spend £1,083 a year shopping onlineBritain has become a gadget-obsessed nation, watching more television online, spending more on internet shopping and using smartphones and tablets to access the web more heavily than any of the world's leading economies, according to...
UK leads world in mobile web use thanks to Facebook ... and Gangnam

Pew: 31 Percent Of Heavest Mobile Users Can No Longer Offer Others "Undivided Attention"

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Mobile phone owners are ambivalent about their devices. Most people say that “net net,” mobile phones have been helpful, increased productivity, saved time and made them more connected to others. However there are also social costs and a dark side to the widespread adoption of mobile... Please visit Marketing Land...
Pew: 31 Percent Of Heavest Mobile Users Can No Longer Offer Others "Undivided Attention"

New EU deal to let consumers choose new mobile roaming contracts for their travels, keep their number

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A new deal between the European Parliament, European Council and the European Commission could change the way mobile phone owners use their devices when travelling across the continent. Under new rules, travellers will be able to select a separate roaming contract from an overseas operator before they travel and keep...
New EU deal to let consumers choose new mobile roaming contracts for their travels, keep their number
iPhone owners least likely to switch when service sucks

Pew: 56 Percent Of All Mobile Users Access The Internet

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According to some new survey data released over the weekend by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 56 percent of all mobile phone owners in the US access the internet. Pew says that 85 percent of all US adults now own a mobile phone. There are approximately 250 million...
Pew: 56 Percent Of All Mobile Users Access The Internet

Chinese mobile ad platform Adwo grabs $12m in series B funding, led by Translink and Japan’s Vangoo

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Adwo, one of China’s most widespread mobile-based advertising platforms, has just announced it has closed $12 million in series B funding, led by Silicon Valley-based Translink Capital and Japan’s Vangoo Investment Partners. The company says that the new investment will be used to expand its operations and, according to Technode,...
Chinese mobile ad platform Adwo grabs $12m in series B funding, led by Translink and Japan’s Vangoo

Japan’s DoCoMo to expand 3-million user strong LTE service and ease data load

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Japan’s leading mobile operator DoCoMo has announced plans to expand its LTE service ‘Xi’ after it won regulatory approval from the Japanese Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications to offer the service using new bandwidth. The move will see the operator, which has more than 50 percent market share, begin preparing...
Japan’s DoCoMo to expand 3-million user strong LTE service and ease data load

Twitter Sees 347% Growth in Mobile Browser Access

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There's good reason tweets are limited to 140 characters - the microblogging social network was developed specifically with mobile in mind and 140 characters is the size limit for a text message. With that in mind, it's no surprise that Twitter has experienced a 347% jump since a year ago...
Twitter Sees 347% Growth in Mobile Browser Access

Nielsen: 58% of U.S. teens and 74% of 25-34 year olds now own smartphones

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Android captured 58.6% of recent purchases; the iPhone got 33% FORTUNE -- According to a Nielsen survey released Monday, American teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17 are getting smartphones at a faster rate than any other age group in the U.S. The highlights of the survey, conducted in...
Nielsen: 58% of U.S. teens and 74% of 25-34 year olds now own smartphones
China bans internet anonymity

Move Over Dr Seuss: Rovio Readies Angry Birds Kids' Books, Partners With Publisher Egmont

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Angry Birds started life as a mobile app but it’s since become a sprawling merchandising and rights licensing empire for its creator Rovio — helping it rake in earnings of $106m in 2011. From clothes, to plush toys and even entire theme parks, the irate birds and smug pigs have...
Move Over Dr Seuss: Rovio Readies Angry Birds Kids' Books, Partners With Publisher Egmont

Report: Most U.S. Mobile Phone Owners Complain About Dropped Calls, SMS Spam & Slow Download Speeds

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Judging from the latest data from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, U.S. cell phone users are at risk of turning into cranks. In this survey, the vast majority of cell owners complain about dropped calls (72%), unwanted sales and marketing calls (68%), text message spam (69%) and slow...
Report: Most U.S. Mobile Phone Owners Complain About Dropped Calls, SMS Spam & Slow Download Speeds

ComScore: Apple's Share Of U.S. Smartphone Market Now Over 33%, RIM Drops To Under 10%

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The latest data from online analytics company comScore shows that Apple’s share of the U.S. smartphone market has grown to just over 33%. That’s up 2% since April 2012. The study, which surveyed over 30,000 U.S. mobile phone subscribers, unsurprisingly found that Google’s Android continues to lead among smartphone platforms...
ComScore: Apple's Share Of U.S. Smartphone Market Now Over 33%, RIM Drops To Under 10%
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