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Wireless Charging and Fingerprint Scanner Technology Amp Up Smartphone User Satisfaction

Advanced technology that improves smartphone usability, such as wireless charging and fingerprint scanners, enables wireless subscribers to be more actively engaged with their device and helps increase their satisfaction, according to J.D. Power. Now in its 10th year, the Wireless Smartphone Satisfaction Study measures customer satisfaction based on five factors (listed in order of importance):...


Global Smartphone Shipments Decline 3 Percent in Q1 2016

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global smartphone shipments fell 3 percent annually to reach 335 million units in Q1 2016. It is the first time ever in history the global smartphone market has shrunk on an annualized basis. Samsung maintained first position with 24 percent global smartphone marketshare. Linda Sui, Director at...


Majority of U.S. Consumers Value Paper and Disagree With Digital-Only Communications

A new survey commissioned by Two Sides and conducted by Toluna reveals how U.S. consumers view corporate initiatives forcing people into digital only communication by eliminating paper based options. The survey also provides insight into consumer opinions on the environmental impacts of digital versus paper based communications. Results indicate that many consumers want to retain...


Worldwide Semiconductor Capital Spending to Decline 0.7 Percent in 2016

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to decline 0.7 percent in 2016, to $64.3 billion, according to Gartner. This is up from the estimated 2 percent decline in Gartner’s previous quarterly forecast. “Economic instability, inventory excess, weak demand for PC’s, tablets, and mobile products in the past three years has caused slow growth for the...


Over four in five APAC online consumers access the internet daily on their smartphones

With the escalating penetration of smartphones and improving internet infrastructure across APAC, the mobile device has become consumers’ primary gateway to the internet. According to a recent GfK study, accessing the internet via the smartphone has become a daily activity for 83 percent of the online users across eight key Asia Pacific markets, led by...