Wi-Fi offloading from cellular networks is clearly no longer an afterthought, as evidenced by IHS iSuppli's forecast that nearly 1.2 billion handsets out of a total of 1.9 billion produced in 2015 will include Wi-Fi functionality.
Total global LTE data traffic will increase at more than twice the rate as 3G data traffic this year, according to a new report from ABI Research.
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.
The number of LTE subscribers worldwide is rising rapidly, and will continue to do so through the next several years, according to a new report from IHS iSuppli, which predicts that the number of LTE users worldwide will hit 198.1 million in 2013. Over the next few years LTE adoption is expected to surge to 1 billion users in 2016, the research firm said.
Although more than 50 percent of all U.S. mobile users now own smartphones, smartphones still have a lot of growth ahead of them in emerging markets, according to a new report from research firm Nielsen.
The number of smartphones in use worldwide crossed the 1 billion-unit threshold for the first time during the third quarter, according to a new report from research firm Strategy Analytics.
Annual smartphone shipments around the globe are expected to nearly double by 2016 to reach more than 1 billion, according to a new report from NPD DisplaySearch, a unit of research firm NPD Group.
The smartphone wave overtaking the overall handset industry will move faster than previously expected, with smartphones making up the majority of handset shipments globally in 2013, according to a new report from IHS iSuppli.
Samsung once again claimed the top handset maker and smartphone vendor spot in the second quarter, powered by its Galaxy S III and other smartphones, according to reports from research firms.
Samsung Electronics overtook Nokia (NYSE:NOK) as the world's largest handset maker by shipment volumes, according to several analyst reports, dethroning Nokia after the Finnish cell phone giant's