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Smartphone Use Grows

We all know that smartphones are everywhere and becoming even more affordable than anyone ever thought. You might have to pay $50 or more for two-years to get one in your possession, but you do get one. The United States has seen a large increase in smartphone use over the last 3 months among those ages 13 and higher. A report out from ComScore shows that US smartphone use has gone up about 10 full percent points in the last three months ending in July. ComScore is an agency that tracks business analytics and measures statistic of various digital measurements.

40% of All Mobile Phones

Forty percent of mobile consumers over 18 in the U.S. now have smartphones, according to July 2011 data from Nielsen. Android is the most popular operating system, with 40 percent of mobile consumers reporting they have a smartphone with an Android OS.

Business Professionals Prefer...

Business professionals generally prefer the iPhone, according to Intermedia, the world’s largest Microsoft Exchange hosting provider. Intermedia, which manages 320,000 premium hosted Exchange email accounts, reviewed the number of ActiveSync-based smartphones its customers activated. Sixty-one percent choose the iPhone, while only 17 percent prefer the Android.

Smartphone Adoption Continues to Climb

The dominance of so-called "feature phones" is dwindling fast as consumers flip off their flip phones and migrate like lemmings to the world of smartphones -- mightily dominated by Androids and iPhones.

According to research from Pew Internet, more than 40% of U.S. consumers aged 15 and older has a smartphone. More important, digitally minded consumers are establishing real emotional bonds with their devices, making the smartphone much more than just a pocket-sized computer.  Smartphone adoption continues to climb in the U.S. In the past year, the U.S.

Mobile Imaging at its Best

It may seem like wizardry to those not reared in the digital age, but there are many banks that now allow customers to deposit checks without ever stepping foot near an ATM, let alone an actual branch. Many of the mobile banking applications that are available through various financial institutions today allow you to deposit a check via smartphone.

Smartphone User Information

Ever wonder what’s the real difference between Android and iPhone users? Well, a consumer web application that is building the “taste graph” of the internet, mapping every person on the internet to every entity on the internet and their affinity for that entity called Hunch recently found some interesting information. Hunch found that Android users are 10 percent more likely to be men, skew younger, and 20 percent more likely to be politically conservative. They have good incomes, but iPhone users tend to have higher household incomes.

Changes in the Smartphone Market

A significant factor in the success of social network services is related to the the increase in people using smartphones with good quality cameras, GPS and the ability to install and use apps. Twitter, Foursquare and Instagram are just a few examples. So, it is an intersting exercise to look at trends in smartphone platform marketshares.

Banking the High-Tech Way: Via Smartphone

Banking the High-Tech Way: Via Smartphone (NBC Interview)

Over the past 25 years, Mitek Systems has established its technology as the 'gold standard' for check imaging and fraud detection. Today, the company's patented extractive imaging technology transforms camera-equipped smartphones and tablets into mini document scanners with the ability to intelligently extract relevant data from a multitude of document types and formats.

Android Controls 40%

Google's Android mobile operating system closed out June 2011 controlling 40.1 percent of the U.S. smartphone market, up 2.0 percentage points month-over-month and increasing 5.4 percentage points since March 2011, research firm comScore reports. Apple’s iOS was the only other mobile platform to grow during the period, increasing 1.1 percentage points over March to capture 26.6 percent of the U.S. smartphone segment.

Research In Motion's BlackBerry continues to slide, dropping another 3.7 percentage points between March and June to make up 23.4 percent of the U.S. smartphone market.

Android Continues to Grow

(Mashable) -- Google Android captured 48% of the smartphone market in Q2 of 2011, hitting an all-time high, according to a report by market research firm Canalys.

The platform has been making big strides during the past year, overtaking Symbian in Q4 of 2010 to become the top smartphone platform, representing a 32.9% market share at that time.
Smartphone adoption continues to grow rapidly across the world, reaching a total of 107.7 million units shipped in Q2 of 2011, a 73% year-on-year growth.

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New Smartphone Statistics

More than 420 million smartphones will be sold around the world in 2011, accounting for 28% of total cell phone sales according to market research firm IMS Research. The firm sees the recent surge of more affordable smartphones as playing a major role in the continued growth of the market, and IMS analysts estimate that global smartphone sales will reach 1 billion devices by 2016 thanks to entry-level smart handsets.

Mobile is Now

Advertisers wondering when mobile will catch on might want to take a big breath and hang on. Two separate reports released reveal that mobile device use, from smartphones to tablets, continues to increase.

Smartphones are now owned by 49.1 million people in the U.S. as of the three month ending in May -- up 8.1% compared with the prior three months, according to a comScore MobiLens report released recently.

Mobile browser use also continues to rise. Browsers were used by 31.9% of U.S. mobile subscribers in the three months ending in May, up 2.3% points. Sixty-two percent of U.S.

Mobile is Moving!

Mobile Dependence is continuing as U.S. smartphone usage has grown 60% in the past 12 months … and is expected to grow another 49% in 2011.

This rate of growth is four times faster than the overall mobile phone market with key growth areas being new cell-phone owners jumping directly to smartphones and current users rapidly upgrading technology.

As of a few months ago:

- 89% of U.S.

Mobile Banking is Alive and Kicking

Javelin just released a report yesterday entitled “Smartphone Banking Security: Mobile Banking Utilization Stalls On Consumer Fears”. The report suggests that mobile banking adoption is slowing down – but it’s based on questionnaire responses from 5,102 consumers, versus legitimate audience data.
When it comes to mobile digital audience measurement, the undisputed leader is ComScore’s MyMetrix division.

The New Hotness ~ Mobile Payments

A few weeks ago, Juniper estimated that the transaction value of mobile payments for digital and physical goods, money transfers and NFC transactions will reach a whopping $670 billion by 2015, up from $240 billion this year. Today, Gartner is releasing its data report, taking a look at actual users of mobile payments services. Gartner’s research shows that mobile payment users worldwide will surpass 141.1 million in 2011, a 38.2 percent increase from 2010, in which mobile payment users reached 102.1 million.

FACTS & FIGURES

- There will be 5.8 billion mobile subscribers worldwide by 2013 (Portio Research)
- 38% of adults say their mobile phone is more important than their wallet
- 11% of smart phone owners are already using mobile banking
- 41% of mobile banking users have looked up banking-related promotions and discounts
- 49% of mobile banking users have used their mobile to buy and sell stocks
- The Tower Group predicts there will be a 50% increase in mobile bank users by 2013
- 32% of US Online bankers would use mobile banking instead if it was offered
- YouGov research revealed improved opinions o

Smartphones & Tablets will Drive Revenue

More customers than ever will buy tablet computers and smartphones this year, driving consumer electronics revenue to a record high of $190 billion in 2011, according to a new forecast from a leading industry trade group.

Sales of tablet computers such as Apple Inc's iPad and its rivals will reach 26.5 million units, resulting in $14 billion in revenue, the Consumer Electronics Association said in a report released on Monday.
Smartphone sales will increase by 45 percent to $23 billion, the study said.

"One year ago, tablets were a new and unproven market, and now they, along with other

The Importance of a Smartphone

For some, the smartphone is a status symbol. For others, it's a necessary work tool. And for millions of Americans, it's the only computer they own.

In New York or Los Angeles, in real life or on the big screen, you can usually identify a would-be sophisticate or power player by a smartphone surgically attached to their hand or face. But a recent study from the Pew Internet and American Life project indicates that high-tech mobile devices aren't merely status symbols.