We love market shares and usage statistics. The latest number crunching has to do with who consumes the most data and compares basic phones to smartphones to tablets. Since the rise of the smartphone, we’ve seen a constantly increasing usage of data on smartphones, hitting an extremely high 78 – 79% in 2011 and 2012.
Mobile carriers in the U.S. are very concerned about the amount of traffic on their data networks. Too much and the whole thing gets clogged and slows down. A study by video optimization firm Bytemobile has found that it’s not the smartphones carriers need to worry about… it’s the tablets.
According to this study, tablets drive three times more mobile data than smartphones.
Written by: Peter Dinham | Published in: MarketThe world’s going mobile in a big way, moving sharply away from desktops and PCs to smartphones and tablets, with shipments in the fourth quarter of 2010 exceeding desktop and PC shipments, and last year an estimated 480 million smartphones and tablets shipped, compared to 380 million desktops and PCs.
India's Ministry of Human Resource Development has unveiled a prototype of a touchscreen computer that will initially cost $35. Eventually, Minister Shri Kapil Sibal said, the price will drop to $20 and then $10. In photos, the device looks much like the sleek tablet-style PCs coming on the market and typified by the iPad.
Have any old smartphones or tablets laying around that you’d be interested in trading in for a new device? T-Mobile is kicking off a promotion on September 17th where they will guarantee that you’ll get the best trade-in value for your used tech.