The latest versions of the Apple iPhone went on sale in Italy, Russia, Spain and more than 25 additional countries on Friday, but analysts warned that the new iPhone 5s and 5c models are still too expensive in many emerging markets including Russia, which has just reopened its doors to the Apple smartphone after previously giving it the cold shoulder.
Rupert Wood The volume of mobile data traffic reached 8.1 exabytes worldwide in 2012, according to Analysys Mason's " Wireless network traffic worldwide: forecasts and analysis...
The next wave of mobile Internet users will be from urban areas of emerging markets, according to latest research from Ovum. The lack of fixed Internet infrastructure in these markets and the significant purchasing power of urban residents are pushing both end users and service providers toward mobile broadband.
Smartphone sales overtook feature phones sales globally for the first time in the second quarter, according to research firm Gartner. The move was forecast to happen this year.
Amid all the scrutiny on its high-end Lumia Windows Phone smartphones, Nokia is apparently providing a master lesson in how to make a profit from a basic mobile phone that costs only €15 ($20).
Google is working on plans to fund, develop and launch wireless networks in emerging markets as part of a broader push to get 1 billion people around the world connected to the Internet, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
Smartphones costing $250 or less before carrier subsidies will make up 46 percent of all global smartphone shipments by 2018, up from 28 percent in 2012, according to a new report form ABI Research.
WiMAX technology continues to extend wireless broadband service to developing markets around the world, with deployments in Nepal, Malawi and Russia garnering recent headlines.
Shipments of smartphones will surpass feature phones for the first time this year, according to a new report from research firm IDC, marking a tipping point as mobile broadband adoption expands and smartphone prices come down worldwide. The report also found that China will outpace the United States as the world's largest smartphone market both this year and on into the future.
Sprint Nextel will not sell the BlackBerry Z10, the company's flagship, touchscreen BlackBerry 10 smartphone, a move that makes Sprint the only Tier 1 U.S. carrier that will not carry the device. Sprint has committed to selling the BlackBerry Q10, which runs BB10 and has a Qwerty keyboard.