Topic: smartphone subsidies
Lenovo’s Motorola managed to almost double its share in the U.S. smartphone market in the third quarter.
Sales of the iPhone 8 are sluggish, according to a new report from Wave7 Research, as customers appear to be awaiting the release of the high-profile iPhone X.
Analysts said that the nation’s wireless carriers are offering far less aggressive promotions for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.
Sprint is betting its “Forever” smartphone upgrade programs can shorten upgrade cycles even as most mobile users are holding on to smartphones longer.
Despite a somewhat rosy outlook for the global smartphone industry, recent commentary from AT&T could raise concerns among U.S. smartphone vendors.
AT&T appears to be in the midst of an overhaul to its longtime go-to-market strategy in wireless.
Verizon’s move to kill smartphone subsidies and raise activation and upgrade fees will increase margins, but it risks losing customers and lowering ARPU.