The first quarter of 2016 was the worst quarter for tablets since 2012, according to fresh data from Strategy Analytics. Nonetheless, U.S. mobile operators are effectively leveraging tablets to compete in a market where smartphone growth has nearly stalled.
Samsung posted the fastest quarterly profit growth in its mobile business in nearly three years, cementing its status as the world's top smartphone vendor following Apple's disappointing quarter. But LG and Sony continued to struggle as growth in the worldwide handset market slows to a crawl.
The cellular-enabled version of the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro will include an embedded Apple SIM, just as other recent models have. Rather than a physical SIM card, though, the new SIM won't be removable. And that could signal bigger plans for Apple's iPhone.
Google's Chromecast has assumed 35 percent share of the global OTT device market, according to research firm Strategy Analytics.
Analysts revealed that global smartphone shipments hit record highs in in 2015 despite growth in the fourth quarter slowing to an all-time low.
Samsung reported a relatively sluggish fourth quarter, as was expected, and analysts said the company's troubles helped pave the way for Huawei to score the biggest gains in the world's smartphone market during the final three months of 2015.
Smartphone users in the U.S. and U.K. were most likely to be interested in a device with a display size of 5.3 inches overall during the first half of 2015, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics.
Google's dongle-sized Chromecast was the top streaming device in terms of worldwide sales in the third quarter, according to research firm Strategy Analytics, capturing 35 percent of global revenue.
According to new research from Strategy Analytics, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and other cable operators are outpacing AT&T, Verizon and other telco providers in the accumulation of new broadband Internet subscribers. The firm said that during the past twelve months, Comcast and Time Warner Cable accounted for 71 percent of the 3 million Americans who have signed up for broadband Internet service during the period.
FierceCable has assembled a complete look at the third-quarter earnings season, ranking the top cable, satellite and telco pay-TV operators and offering a look at their performance in a number of key metrics, including subscriber growth and average revenues per user. Special report