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What the New iPhone 4S Means for Sprint

Finally. After weeks of speculation and online searching the world finally knows all about the new iPhone 5 4S. We know it has an A5 chip, providing an experience that will be seven times faster than the current iPhone 4. We know it has dual GSM & CDMA radios to enable global roaming. We know that the 8 megapixel camera is way better than preceding iPhone cameras, with the ability

The Number 4 Gives You Some Street Cred

Wireless carriers have been talking a lot about 4G lately – fastest, LTE, best network, largest 4G network, – but what does it all mean?  Our clients are certainly asking us how this weighs into a consumer’s decision when picking out a new mobile phone.  So, we decided to ask consumers a few questions to see just how savvy they are about this new technology. Short answer: Not very! For

Different Thinker Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO

Disclaimer: I have been called an Apple fanboy. I find it to be a rather silly label (not just for me, but for fans of anything) – but I won’t deny that Apple has been my favorite company in the tech space for a long time. While I happily use Windows regularly at home and work, my first computer was the old-school Apple IIGS, and I’ve been strongly in the

Compete Smartphone Intelligence Survey Reveals Tablet Adoption Hurdles and Opportunities

Data Show What It May Take for Tablets to Go Mainstream BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire) - Compete, a Kantar Media company, today released the results of its Q4 2010 Smartphone Intelligence survey, revealing that despite a surge in tablet interest, especially in the iPad and iPad 2, certain factors may be holding back some consumers from taking the plunge and buying a tablet today. In short, while there is still a threshold for

iPad 2 – On the Crest of the Tablet Tidal Wave

It started as a ripple back in 2001 when Bill Gates demoed the prototype Microsoft Tablet PC at Comdex. And now, ten years later, this tablet tidal wave has hit, and news flash – it’s entirely iPad. Are you surprised? Like the iPhone and the iPod before it, Apple has once again invaded an existing space (tablet PCs/e-readers) and made it its own by introducing enough style and innovation that

Apple’s Untapped Market: The Two Year Old

Am I crazy for wanting to buy an iPad for my two year old? It doesn’t seem practical, nor does it make financial sense to leave a $500 device to my son the “destructor;” however, I find myself fighting the urge to run to my nearest Apple store – damn you three-story glass spiral staircase. After leaving my iPhone on the coffee table one too many times, my son was

CES Round-up: How the Biggest Announcement was the one Verizon Wireless Didn’t Make

Verizon Wireless certainly wasn’t silent at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show, unveiling a broad portfolio of new 4G devices and proudly proclaiming the superiority of its LTE strategy to the 4G alternatives from AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. But Verizon Wireless’ biggest and brashest announcement was the one the company didn’t make: that, after years of speculation, there would finally be a VZW iPhone. The silence last week on this matter was at the

Compete Smartphone Intelligence Survey Shows Mobile Barcode Scanning Now Mainstream in Retail

BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – January 6, 2011) - Compete, a Kantar Media company, today released the results of its Q3 2010 Smartphone Intelligence survey. Among the notable insights are the rise of mobile barcode scanning, the reluctance of some consumers to upgrade from cell phones to smartphones, infrequent use of mobile banking applications and the simplicity of “must have” features among smartphone shoppers. Compete’s quarterly Smartphone Intelligence product provides both behavioral and survey-based

Summer of Smartphones — iPhone 4 vs. EVO star in the Apple/Android Battle

Since the original iPhone launched in June of 2007, the summer months have typically played host to a wide variety of major smartphone launches. In recent years, we’ve seen second and third generation iPhone releases, the launch of Samsung’s Instinct, and debut of Palm’s webOS with the launch of the Pre — all in the month of June.  This year is no exception, with the launch of the HTC EVO

The Search is on for the Best"¦EVO?

HTC certainly seems to be making its mark in the wireless world.  In March, T-Mobile began selling the HTC HD2, VZW began a prelaunch of the HTC Incredible, and perhaps most interesting of all Sprint officially announced the release of the HTC EVO, the first 4G device in America.  All these android devices are major launches for their respective carriers, but the HTC EVO appears to be the device making

Android Finally Begins to Erode iPhone's Interest Share

Apple is back in the news again.  First, there was the blockbuster launch of the massively-hyped and positively reviewed iPad.  So far, the iPad has already exceeded expectations, selling over one million units in its first month. Then, in news that was likely less exciting to Apple than the iPad’s great sales, Gizmodo.com managed to acquire a prototype of the unreleased next generation iPhone.  Finally, Apple and Adobe have been