Nearly half of the Small Business Owners Use Smartphones

While only 17% of Americans own smartphones, according to a recent Forrester study, nearly  half of the small business owners are reported to own smartphones.

Of those smartphone owners, 35% own BlackBerrys,  33% own iPhones,  25% own Androids,  and 7% own Windows Mobile devices.

While only 12% of respondents said that they currently market their businesses through mobile — via mobile ads and apps, for example — other reports point towards an upward trend in mobile advertising budgets. In fact, spending on mobile advertising is set to grow nearly 50% to top $1 billion in 2011, according to eMarketer. Read more of this post

Video Calling and Chatting on the Rise

We are finally catching up with the Europeans and the Asians in video calling and chatting with our mobile phones. According to a new study from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 19% of Americans have tried video calls or video chat either online or on a mobile phone. People in Europe and part of the Asia have been using that for years.

Researchers found that 23% of all Internet users and 7% of cell phone owners have made or participated in video calls. The nature of the study was to find out the number of users who have made either online or cellular video calls, so for users that have made both, the data was only counted once. Read more of this post

The Fall of Qualcomm FLO TV means nothing to Mobile DTV testing in Washington, DC. Not yet

It doesn’t look like the recent fall of Qualcomm FLO TV means anything to the Mobile DTV testing  that has been underway in Washington, DC since May of this year.

Open Mobile Video Coalition, a voluntary association of television broadcasters, has been conducting a consumer showcase of the mobile digital TV technology, since May and is expected to wrap up by the end of this month. The survey is termed as the “OMVC Washington Consumer Showcase,” and was conducted as a market research on the growing usage of mobile phones or smart phones especially for watching television on mobile. Read more of this post

BlackBerry Torch: Bigger but Needs More Viagra

AT&T and RIM’s  BlackBerry Torch hit the stores this week. The new device marks the first to ship with version 6 of BlackBerry’s OS which is very important launch for RIM.

Although, RIM has finally  realized, the larger the display screen, the better, but the company totally missed the  phone’s mojos – a) the processor which is only 624 MHz,  b) the low-resolution screen! It’s way too slow compare to other smartphones in the market – in particular iPhone 4.

Check out the processors and resolutions on their competitors here: Read more of this post

To Get into their Panties, Get an iPhone

The dating site, OkCupid has completed a new study which confirms our earlier blog post back in April about the higher chance of getting laid with iPhone! The study has determined that among people who use smartphones,  iPhone users have a much higher chance of getting laid, followed by BlackBerry users and finally Android users.

Hmmm…. Perhaps this is because the Android has an easily accessible porn app store?

I am dumping my Android for iPhone today. If that’s what it takes to get laid, who cares about early termination fees? I would even pay $1,000 to get out of it.  Read more of this post

Is the Honeymoon Period Over for iPhone?

Looks like Facebook is not the only thing we are getting addicted to. Our addiction to smartphones is certainly becoming as important. Their shipments jumped 43% year-over-year to 60 million units globally in the second quarter of 2010 and handset shipments grew by 13% in the quarter to 308 million, according to the Strategy Analytics. And no! they weren’t all iPhone. Others have been also kicking ass taking names! Read more of this post

Verizon Smartphones Vs iPhone: Which one eats up more data?

Those of you Washingtonians trying to figure out whether to buy and iPhone or an Android based phone, you may want to read this first.

Smartphones operating on Verizon Wireless  network are on average consuming 25% more data monthly than iPhones on AT&T’s network, according to a report from the wireless billing vendor, Validas.

That’s right, on average, Verizon smartphones—Android, webOS, and Windows Mobile phones—pull in 421 MB a month of data. iPhone users only use 338MB.

The report excluded Blackberry devices, I think mainly because blackberry compress data. Read more of this post

Hilarious Comparison of iPhone 4 vs Sprint EVO 4G

This is a hilarious and original piece of comedy I found on Youtube that make fun of  how people can lock on to a brand to the point of ridicule. The iPhone could not be a better example. If you can’t laugh at it then maybe “You don’t care” either 🙂 Read more of this post

We’ve gone nuts with our Smartphones

Since the inception of iPhone, we have been increasingly tapping into the advanced features of our smartphones, according to a new report released by Compete as part of its Quarterly Smartphone Intelligence Survey.

I think part of the reason behind such phenomena is a result of the improvement of the wireless network platforms that carry the data and voice connections, particularly the evolution of 3G  and now 4G technology that promises to increase both the speed at which data can be transferred and the amount of information that can be handled per cell site.

This is also fueled in part by a new generation of powerful and popular smart phones which are loosely defined as mobile devices offering more advanced computing ability and connectivity than a basic feature phone.

The survey further shows: Read more of this post

No Wonder Every Carrier Wants to Sell iPhone

According to the latest research by Yankee Group, a typical iPhone user generates $5,345 in net revenue over five years for their carrier, after subsidies and bandwidth costs, compared to $5,097 for other smartphone owners.

The research further shows iPhone owners shop more, buy more and remain more loyal to their phones than users of other devices. Well, with all those apps for iPhone over other smartphones, this does make sense.

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