Dumbphones and flip phones become hottest mobile device trend

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Top celebrities from Kim Kardashian to Rihanna have been spotted using versions of these devices. Dumbphones – the technology that once brought on widespread mockery when smartphones entered the scene – are returning to the trendy spotlight. In the United States and Canada, an estimated over 90 percent of people between the ages of 15 and 34 years have a smartphone. That said, trends are shifting to bring back the popularity of far more basic cellular phone models. Considering the dependence that consumers have been building to their smartphones, it’s…

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Indian mobile phone manufacturing will provide the country with nearly all handsets

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A new report predicts that by 2020, 96 percent of smartphones in the country will have been made there. A new mobile phone manufacturing research report has forecasted that by 2020 almost 96 percent of the smartphones sold in India will have been locally made. India is pushing hard to boost its rate of domestic localization, according to the recent report. Artificial intelligence company, Enixta, joined forces with the Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) to conduct the analysis and create the report titled: “’Indian Mobile Phone market: Emerging…

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Mobile phone addiction causes teens to check phones ten times a night

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Recent research showed adolescents are checking their mobile devices at least ten times nightly. A recent study has underscored the impact of mobile phone addiction on adolescent behaviors. It revealed that nearly half of young people (45 percent) are checking their phones for notifications after going to bed. The survey included the participation of 2,750 respondents between the ages of 11 and 18 years old. Among those who participated in this mobile phone addiction and behavior survey, one in ten said they checked for notifications at least 10 times after…

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Mobile phone use while driving can get your license taken away

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The United Kingdom is now preparing to ban drivers who have been caught twice with smartphones. For some drivers in the U.K., being caught twice for mobile phone use behind the wheel will be enough to be banned from driving. Prime Minister Theresa May’s government is getting ready to make penalties twice as strong. This could mean some drivers won’t just face fines and demerit points, they’ll lose their licenses, too. Smartphone use while driving has led to the deaths of 22 people last year in Great Britain. Now, the…

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Mobile technology ownership in Sub-Saharan Africa explodes

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The number of people who have cell phones is continuing its tremendously rapid rise in that region. A recent report issued by the Pew Research Center, following a survey that was conducted by that well reputed company, has indicated that Sub-Saharan Africa is continuing a massive growth in mobile technology ownership, and that the penetration of cell phones is only keeping up this very rapid rate. The report was interesting as it pointed out that the region has all but skipped over the “landline stage of development”. The survey showed…

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WHO says that mobile phones will not hurt a users health

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A statement from the World Health Organization is reassuring billions of smartphone users that they are safe. The World Health Organization (WHO) has now released a statement that has been designed to reassure the billions of users of mobile phones around the world, as there have not been any evidence of adverse health effects associated with these devices. The public health arm of the United Nations has reviewed the research conducted over the last 20 years. According to the latest fact sheet from the WHO, “A large number of studies…

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Technology news made with release of new smartphone survey

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A study performed by BuyVia has revealed what people want from their device features. App and website, BuyVia, has just released the results of their latest survey, making considerable technology news headlines as the top features desired by consumers have now been identified. The survey identified three smartphone features that stood out above the rest as being highly desirable. This is very important technology news not only to the manufacturers of the devices – among whom competition has never been more fierce – but also for companies who are (or…

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Apple iOS and Android hold 91 percent of the mobile market

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New Jumptap network data has shown that Apple iOS and Android, combined, comprise 91 percent of the mobile operating system market. This information is based on the over 95 million monthly users of the Jumptap network – a targeted mobile advertising firm – and shows that both types of OS achieved new records in January 2012. It was published within the company’s February MobileSTAT. Android managed to reach a 58.8 percent market share, while iOS came to a 32.2 percent level. On the other hand, BlackBerry dropped to its own…

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yStats announces release of its 2012 report for North American B2C E-Commerce

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yStats.com, a market research company based in Hamburg, has released its latest report, which look into the present of North American B2C E-Commerce, and speculates on its future. The title of the report is “North American B2C E-Commerce Report 2012”. Though it is focused primarily on North American data as a whole, it also examines trends that are specific to both the Canadian and U.S. markets. It zooms in on revenue figures, trends, leading product categories by popularity, and market shares, as well as online shoppers, internet users, and overall…

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Increase in smartphones will cause growth in mobile marketing budgets this year

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As the sale of smartphones is spreading like wildfire, marketers are responding by increasing their budgets to advertise and promote through various methods that use these mobile device as their primary channel. According to Digital Marketer, the top marketing newsletter online in the world, marketing via mobile phone is going to begin replacing more traditional methods that marketers use to reach consumers. Nielsen data says that an estimated 43 percent of cell phone subscribers in the United States have smartphones. However, even with this massive number of smartphones in the…

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Data’s potential can now begin to be harnessed by mobile marketers

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Mobile marketers have been testing various methods of communication with consumers by way of their mobile devices, and the time has come for those marketers to take their offerings to the next step by taking advantage of what their mobile lists and data truly have to offer. Consumers have been highly responsive to the marketing they have received by way of their smartphones and tablets and have been opting in to various mobile lists by the thousands, if not millions. The one demand that they are now making is that…

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