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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Smartphone sales to exceed 800 million by 2015

More than 2 billion people around the globe will own a smartphone in 2015 as video chat and app-enabled content consumption becomes ubiquitous. "Smartphones represent a new lifestyle," said Harry Wang, director, Mobile Research, Parks Associates in a study released on May 17.

"Consumer desire for that lifestyle has accelerated the traditional mobile phone replacement cycle and will drive near-term hypergrowth of the smartphone market. Research firm Parks Associates also pred more

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Multi-screen TV viewing options coming to TVs, digital devices everywhere

Research firm Parks Associates predicts that 81 percent of American and Canadian pay TV subscribers will have access to "TV Everywhere" services by mid-2011.

"Globally, service providers are expanding their multi-screen services due to competition from online video sources, the entrance of other operators, and the dramatic increase of online and mobile video usage over the past three years," reported Parks Associates in a study published on May 3.

"In North America and W more

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