Poll results: Do you like where Apple is heading with iOS 7?

We asked you to comment recently if iOS 7 was everything you hoped for, or you thought Apple is just playing catch up still. Needless to say, there were a bunch of heated arguments for and against, and more than 3000 respondents chimed in...

Jun 13, 2013, 9:36 AM,  by Daniel P.,  68 comments
Poll: Google is the most beloved tech firm in the U.S.

So which tech firm has the best reputation in the U.S at the moment? According to a Washington Post-ABC News poll, Google beat out social networking site Facebook and device manufacturer Apple to take the top spot in a poll that determines what Americans think of the country's top tech firms.Apple trailed Google with 72% responding favorably to the iPhone and iPad manufacturer, followed by the 60% that gave Facebook a favorable rating...

Jun 08, 2013, 6:51 PM,  by Alan F.,  36 comments
Apple iPad takes home more J.D. Power and Associates awards

For the second consecutive time, the Apple iPad received the J.D. Power and Associates award for consumer satisfaction in the tablet industry, edging out Amazon; the two finished in the same position back in September when the award was last given out and this time Apple received high scores for performance; ease of operation; styling and design; and features...

Apr 28, 2013, 12:39 AM,  by Alan F.,  34 comments
Tablets are the hottest consumer electronics category in the US at the moment

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has come up with a new study that has found out which are the most sought after consumer electronics categories in the US this year...

Apr 23, 2013, 10:33 AM,  by Ray S.,  15 comments
Smartphones changing our shopping behaviour

Few are the activities we enjoy more than shopping for a new smartphone, but there are some people out there that are actually more interested in discovering how we're shopping using our smartphones...

Apr 23, 2013, 8:15 AM,  by Ray S.,  5 comments
Samsung keeps its 30% share in smartphones, Apple shrinks in Q1

According to a new survey made by DRAMeXchange, which is a division of research company TrendForce, Samsung has managed to keep its dominant 30% share in Q1 2013, but some of the other major players have seen their shares shrink a bit...

Apr 23, 2013, 5:51 AM,  by Ray S.,  23 comments
Survey: Demand in the industry is strong, but the pace of expansion has begun to slow down

Wireless is one of the few industries that actually grow these days, but it looks like the pace at which it spreads has started to slow down. Research firm PwC has made a thorough survey of the US market, using data from all major carriers...

Apr 19, 2013, 8:30 AM,  by Ray S.,  6 comments
Tablet usage statistics show the iPad is expanding its lead over competitors

By the looks of it, the iPad just can't be surpassed when it comes to web usage. Ad network Chitika has released its latest findings and notes that after a slight drop in the traffic generated by Apple's iPad family, it has now increased its lead over the competition...

Apr 19, 2013, 3:30 AM,  by Ray S.,  11 comments

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Report: Brand and price more important than carrier to smartphone buyers

Which is the decisive factor for you when choosing a new smartphone? Is it the price, the specs, the carrier, or the brand? According to a new report by Google and digital intelligence firm Compete, the brand and the price are the most important factors when people in the US are buying smartphones...

Apr 16, 2013, 9:15 AM,  by Ray S.,  32 comments
Half of surveyed iPhone users in China express interest in switching to the Galaxy S4

China is a very important market for Tim Cook and gang, ringing in a huge percentage of Apple's revenue now. Avanti, the Taiwanese research arm of TrendForce, took to the streets in China to survey a representative sample of 3000 smartphone users, and it turned out that more than half expressed interest to own Samsung's newest Galaxy S4 flagship...

Apr 16, 2013, 2:49 AM,  by Daniel P.,  13 comments
BlackBerry is on top of users' “won’t buy” list, suggests survey

Another day, another poll bashing BlackBerry. 71.4% of the respondents agreed that “nothing would get them to buy a BlackBerry”...

Apr 11, 2013, 7:12 AM,  by Victor H.,  30 comments
Survey shows that only 17% of Americans know that BlackBerry 10 has launched

It does seem hard to believe, but a survey conducted for institutional equity research firm MKM Partners shows that nearly 83% of the 1,500 Americans surveyed over the last three weeks had no idea that the new BlackBerry 10 OS had launched in Canada while nearly 61% did not know that Windows Phone 8 handsets are available...

Apr 09, 2013, 5:19 PM,  by Alan F.,  42 comments
AT&T survey shows commuters continue to text and drive, outnumber the kids

Even though 98% of consumers say they are aware of the dangers of texting and driving, 49% of them admit to doing it anyway actually surpassing the percentage of kids (43%) who are taking their lives into their own hands; Distracted Driving Awareness month is coming next month so concentrate on what you are doing behind the wheel...

Mar 29, 2013, 3:55 PM,  by Alan F.,  4 comments
OpenSignal: Size matters

A report from OpenSignal shows that for each square inch on the screen of a smartphone, an extra 75MB of data is loaded through a cellular connection and 288MB of data is sent via Wi-Fi; the information comes from Open Signal's Android app and is the result of 9,962 different Android devices being surveyed and only those who used both Wi-Fi and cellular in the same day were part of the results...

Mar 26, 2013, 5:20 PM,  by Alan F.,  8 comments
Amazon, Apple and QVC are where shoppers on the go, go

A survey done by analytics firm ForSee reveals that shoppers like to point their mobile browser to Amazon when doing their shopping; Amazon led the survey which was based on customer satisfaction, and the online retailer was followed by Apple and QVC which tied for second and with the new trend of "showrooming," 70% of respondents used a mobile phone while in a retail store and 37% of those people were browsing a competitor's app...

Feb 12, 2013, 9:21 PM,  by Alan F.,  2 comments
Verizon tops J.D. Power customer survey for fourth consecutive time

“Big Red” keeps the top spot in J.D. Powers & Associates’ semi-annual survey about the full-service wireless carriers...

Feb 09, 2013, 4:26 AM,  by Maxwell R.,  18 comments
Survey: Windows tablet favored for work over the iPad or Android tablets

Based on a survey of 10,000 employees in 17 countries, a full third want their next tablet to be powered by Windows...

Feb 06, 2013, 1:57 AM,  by Maxwell R.,  12 comments
poll BlackBerry 10, Z10 and Q10 - 'meh' or 'yeah'?

Does BlackBerry 10 and the accompanying Z10 and Q10 handsets stand a fighting chance against the specs juggernaut Android, the loyal base of Apple, and the up and coming Windows Phone aided by Nokia's engineering prowess? Mark your preference in the poll below and sound off in the comments with your arguments...

Jan 30, 2013, 12:34 PM,  by Daniel P.,  54 comments
Android claims 70% of the global smartphone market in 2012

According to the latest report by Strategy Analytics, the mobile industry sold about 700 million smartphones throughout 2012. As you can imagine, most of those, and by most we mean 68.4%, were Android-powered handsets...

Jan 29, 2013, 9:12 AM,  by Ray S.,  25 comments
poll Would you buy a phone with no wall charger in the box?

British carrier O2, together with HTC, recently completed an experiment called "Charger Out Of The Box", where the Taiwanese supplied their One X+ handset without a wall charger in the box...

Jan 24, 2013, 9:03 AM,  by Daniel P.,  39 comments
Android further expands global dominance in Q4, but stumbles in U.S. again

The battle of the ecosystems is no longer a battle in a global sense as Android just continues expanding its dominant hold on the market pretty much everywhere…

Jan 22, 2013, 7:58 AM,  by Victor H.,  33 comments
Analyst cites survey showing shift in Apple iPhone buying patterns in cutting earnings estimates

A survey conducted by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners shows that Apple iPhone buyers are switching from buying expensive models with plenty of storage capacity to purchasing cheaper variants of the handset with smaller amounts of storage; this has led UBS analyst Steve Milunovich ti cut his estimates on the company's earnings and stock target...

Jan 22, 2013, 1:16 AM,  by Alan F.,  7 comments
Survey indicates Windows Phone, Nokia, draws better customer ratings than Android and Samsung

Samsung is riding a wave of momentum, with customer intent to buy the Galaxy S III still very strong...

Jan 16, 2013, 1:17 AM,  by Maxwell R.,  66 comments
35% of smartphone owners use them while driving

A McKinsey study on "Mobility of the Future" revealed that 35% of those who owned a smartphone use it while driving which certainly is not the prudent thing to do and of that total, 39% are texting and driving at the same time; the report was released at the Detroit Auto Show, natch, and found that consumers can be divided in to 6 groups including one called Mobile Communicators...

Jan 14, 2013, 8:53 PM,  by Alan F.,  17 comments
Tablets expected to outsell notebooks in 2013

As if we needed more proof that tablets are the new big thing in mobile computing. NPD DisplaySearch has come up with a new survey forecasting that tablets will outsell notebooks globally for the first time in 2013...

Jan 08, 2013, 12:08 PM,  by Ray S.,  8 comments
Surprise! Most consumers don't care if they are using iOS, Android or Windows

Research company Accenture has come up with some pretty interesting results from its latest study. It wanted to see what part of phone and tablet consumers feel seriously attached to a particular brand or OS, as well as what are the main reasons to make people switch platforms...

Jan 07, 2013, 5:47 PM,  by Ray S.,  26 comments
Consumers moving away from buying single-purpose devices

A survey done by Accenture shows that single-use items like point and shoot cameras or music players are on the way out, replaced by devices that can do multiple things like smartphones, PCs, HDTVs and tablets; over the last four years, the number of respondents with a digital camera has fallen from 77% to 68%...

Jan 07, 2013, 9:20 AM,  by Alan F.,  11 comments
Samsung owns U.S. handset market with 26.9% market share

The latest comScore stats show Samsung is the leading manufacturer of handsets in the U.S. with a 26.9% market share for the three months ended in November; LG and Apple switched positions with the the latter now in second place and the Korean manufacturer in third; Android is the top smartphone platform with a 53.7% market share for the three months ended in November...

Jan 03, 2013, 4:50 PM,  by Alan F.,  29 comments
Apple iPhone is the choice of Generation Y in the U.S.; Samsung is on top overall

A new report from Forrester Research concludes that those belonging to Generation Y, defined as those in the 24-32 age bracket, are the largest owners of the Apple iPhone with a 29% share followed by those in Gen Z (24%) and those in Gen X (22%); not counting age, Samsung owns 24& of the U.S. market for smartphones followed by Apple and LG with both accounting for 18% of the Stateside smartphone market each...

Dec 28, 2012, 2:33 AM,  by Alan F.,  56 comments
Analyst: Apple and Samsung continue to have a tight hold on the mobile market

A Raymond James analyst surveyed 300 people, not a large sample size to be sure, and found that 86% of iOS users and 75% of Android users intend to keep the platform they are currently using when making their next purchase; the bad news for Nokia and Microsoft is that the analyst found that more awareness of Windows Phone is not translating into a large increase in holiday sales...

Dec 20, 2012, 12:30 PM,  by Alan F.,  30 comments
featured Small and medium businesses prefer iPhone and iPad over Android, WP or BlackBerry

The guys from Intermedia, who are providers of cloud services to small and medium businesses, have been curious to know what kind of mobile operating systems their customers are using...

Dec 20, 2012, 2:40 AM,  by Ray S.,  25 comments
featured Consumer tablet interest is huge for the holidays, so who are the winners?

A new survey has come out trying to figure out what tablet people are intending to buy this holiday season, and while some of the information is pretty easy to guess (the Apple iPad is the most popular tablet on the list), there were some surprises when it came to the Microsoft Surface and Google Nexus 7. The biggest surprise was that consumer interest in the Microsoft Surface dropped 53% after the price announcement, but Microsoft's tablet still had more interest than the Nexus 7...

Dec 14, 2012, 6:32 PM,  by Michael H.,  55 comments
Black is users' favorite color when it comes to phones, followed by white

Now, that's not exactly what we'd call a surprise, but anyways, it appears that people's favorite color for a phone is... black. At least that is the conclusion we can make from our improvised survey of 2518 PhoneArena readers, which is actually not that bad of a sample...

Dec 14, 2012, 6:08 AM,  by Ray S.,  18 comments
Web traffic research reveals the Microsoft Surface isn't selling very well

Research firm Chitika has come up with a new report that shows just how insignificant the sales of the Microsoft Surface RT have been, at least judging by the web traffic generated by the device...

Dec 11, 2012, 8:28 AM,  by Ray S.,  39 comments
Companies are expected to spend more money on cell phone parts than PC parts next year

According to a new study by research company IC Insights, next year will be the first year when device manufacturers will spend more money on phone components than PC components...

Dec 07, 2012, 8:34 AM,  by Ray S.,  8 comments
iOS's share of the mobile web is much bigger than that of Android

Research firm Chitika has released a new interesting study for us mobile freaks. According to this report, Android's share of the mobile web is much lower than that of iOS, despite the overwhelming market share of the former...

Dec 04, 2012, 5:47 AM,  by Ray S.,  21 comments
Study: Cellphone addiction related to compulsive buying and credit card misuse

Get ready for an intervention or a trip to rehab as a new survey shows that cellphone addiction is related to other compulsive things that people do like shopping and misuse their credit cards; it is all based on the levels of certain chemicals in your body...

Nov 30, 2012, 3:44 AM,  by Alan F.,  8 comments
What feature is used most on a cellphone? Hint: say cheese

The latest study from Pew Internet shows that a whopping 82% of cellphone owners use the camera on their handset, slightly beating out the percentage that use their device to text; online banking was last, used by just 29% of cellphone users...

Nov 28, 2012, 1:16 AM,  by Alan F.,  23 comments
No surprise: kids ask for iPads and iPhones from Santa

According to a recent survey conducted by Nielsen, U.S. kids' holiday wish lists are dominated by one particular gadget – the iPad. The research shows that 48% of children between 6 and 12 years of age want one, which means that Apple's tablet is once again the most desired holiday gift among kids. In comparison, that figure stood at 44% last year...

Nov 21, 2012, 9:17 AM,  by Nick T.,  39 comments
New survey shows Android is "Hot" among younger people while iOS gets the nod from the elderly

A survey of 9,000 people shows that Android is slightly "hotter" than Apple's iOS even though a majority of adults deemed both mobile platforms to be hot; breaking down the numbers by demographics, iOS won out only amongst those born before 1946...

Oct 26, 2012, 1:21 PM,  by Alan F.,  76 comments
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