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More Than 208M Phablets to Ship Annually in 2015; HTC, Huawei and LG Models Launching This Year

More Than 208M Phablets to Ship Annually in 2015; HTC, Huawei and LG Models Launching This Year

Todd Haselton

Samsung’s Galaxy Note will be the catalyst for a new era of devices that combine the large screens of tablets with smartphones. The device is lovingly referred to as a “phablet,” combing the word “phone” and “tablet,” and has already been successful on a global scale. ABI Research said in a report Wednesday that it expects more than 208 million such devices to ship annually by 2015 and...

Apple Takes Top Spot As World's Largest Shipper of Mobile PCs, Tablets; China Propels Growth

Apple Takes Top Spot As World's Largest Shipper of Mobile PCs, Tablets; China Propels Growth

Todd Haselton

Apple's iPad helped the company maintain the top spot as the world's largest shipper of mobile PCs according to a recent report published by NPD. The company shipped roughly 17.2 million mobile PCs during the first quarter of this year, up 118% year-over-year and representing a 22.5% market share. NPD's preliminary DisplaySearch Quarterly Mobile PC Shipment and Forecast Report also said...

Study Suggests 70 Percent of Mobile App Users Pay "Nothing or Very Little" For Apps

Study Suggests 70 Percent of Mobile App Users Pay "Nothing or Very Little" For Apps

Mark Hearn#TB

A recent study conducted by ABI Research notes that 70 percent of mobile app users spend "either nothing or very little" on mobile applications. ABI's study suggests that the mobile application market relies heavily on big spenders as opposed to casual consumers. The highest spending three percent of all app users account for about 20 percent of the mobile app market. It isn't that the...