Mobile and Portable

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Just 25% of T-Mobile subscribers prefer the traditional two-year mobile contract model

New mobile research shows new handsets and no-contract options are helping to drive upgrades

Parks Associates mobile research finds just 25% of T-Mobile subscribers prefer the traditional mobile contract model of a two-year contract with a subsidized handset. The research firm’s Choice of Mobile Device: The Consumer Perspective finds T-Mobile subscribers have embraced the company’s new programs that do not require a service contract. Among T-Mobile subscribers planning to ...read more

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Samsung and Amazon tied for second place in tablet market as Apple's shares fall

Parks Associates announces new research on consumer demand for Apple and Android tablet features

In advance of Apple's event this week, Parks Associates announced new research today showing Amazon and Samsung are locked in a tight race for second place behind Apple in the tablet market, which overall shows signs of cooling even as adoption remains high. Parks Associates' 360 View:Mobility and the App Economy, which highlights and analyzes results from a 1Q 2014 survey of 10,000 ...read more

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Parks Associates: Facebook Messenger and Skype are Most Popular Smartphone Messaging Apps in U.S.

New Industry Report Examines Mobile Messaging Market

Facebook Messenger and Skype are the most popular messaging apps in the U.S., according to Parks Associates’ new industry report The Post-SMS War for Mobile Communications: Messaging Apps.

“Among messaging app users, 53% use Facebook Messenger, and 45% use Skype,” said Tejas Mehta, research analyst, Parks Associates. “These two apps are dominant in this high-growth area. At the beginning of 2014, 34% of U.S. smartphone ...read more

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Parks Associates: 78% of connected car owners will demand connected features in their next vehicle

New report “Connected Cars: Revenue Opportunities” shows demand for connected car features is growing as Google and Apple expand vehicle solutions

Parks Associates announced a new industry report today showing connected car features are rapidly gaining consumer acceptance. Over 75% of U.S. vehicle owners with at least one connected car feature indicate these services will influence their next vehicle purchase, and over 50% rated connected services as “very important” in ...read more

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Consumers Prefer Unsubsidized Smartphone Handsets - Good News for Amazon's rumored “Prime Data” Plan

Parks Associates Announces New 1Q 2014 Mobile Research Prior to Amazon Event

In anticipation of Amazon’s announcement this week of a rumored smartphone and subsidized mobile data plan, Parks Associates announced new researchtoday showing over two-thirds of U.S. mobile phone subscribers prefer data plans that cover only smartphones, while one-third prefer plans that would extend to multiple devices, such as tablets and laptops.

Furthermore, over two-thirds of U.S. mobile phone ...read more

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Parks Associates: iPhone users have a higher lifetime value than Android phone users

New research addresses current trends, consumer adoption, and revenue models in smartphone market

Parks Associates today announced mobile research showing 25% of U.S. smartphone users have a lifetime value to a mobile carrier of $5,000 or more. While the lifetime value of smartphone users varies significantly, Apple iPhone users in general have a higher value than Android users—roughly one-third of iPhone users have a lifetime value of $5,000 or more versus just 22% of ...read more

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Parks Associates: Nearly 30% of U.S. broadband users watch video on their phone monthly

Analyst Addresses Mobile Data Market During Mobile World Congress

While attending Mobile World Congress this week, Parks Associates released mobile industry research showing roughly 29% of U.S. broadband users watch video on a mobile phone monthly, with the average user watching 1.7 hours of video on a mobile phone each week.

"Since 2008, revenues from voice services for the top-four U.S. mobile network operators (MNOs) have declined 6%, while data revenues have grown ...read more

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Mobile Wallet Usage to Increase to over 40% of Smartphone Users by 2017

Parks Associates announces new mobile and apps research at CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

Parks Associates research finds over 40 million U.S. consumers, or 20% of all smartphone users, used at least one mobile proximity or mobile e-commerce wallet in 2013, and usage will increase to nearly 113 million, or 43% of all smartphone users, by 2017.

“After years in development, the mobile wallet market is making progress towards viability,” said Jennifer Kent, Senior Analyst, Parks ...read more

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