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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