According to a report made by ABS News – which compiled the data taken by the Consumer Product Safety Commission – the incidents of “distracted walking” accidents has been on the increase. According to the report, about 1,150 people in the US had been sent to hospitals a year ago after they met with accidents while they were using their mobile phones. The figure may be considered insignificant considering the US is a country with 300 million people but it is statistically significant considering that the incidents of these kinds of accidents have increased by 400 percent over those reported over the last seven years. [Read more…]
A very revealing fact was revealed by a recent study conducted by the Internet & American Life Project of the Pew Research Center. According to the research, about 52 percent of mobile phone users in the United States actually use their phones as supplemental activity while watching shows on TV.
The new study, entitled The Rise of The Connected Viewer, showed that 38 percent of mobile phone users use their mobile phones when there’s a commercial break, about 22 percent try to find information to corroborate a fact or news they heard while watching TV, while six percent go and vote for reality shows. [Read more…]
A study made by Ofcom on the mobile phone habits of mobile phone users in the UK revealed that about 58 percent of users texted people every day in 2011, only 47 percent of them used their phones to make a voice call daily.
The study is part of the more comprehensive annual Communications Market Report that was published just this week. According to the report, the average mobile phone user in the UK sent about 50 texts last year. This is 200 percent more than the texts that UK users were sending four years ago. It was also in 2011 when that making voice calls finally showed a decline in its practice. The study revealed that there was a decline of one percent in the number of calls made in 2011 compared to the number of calls recorded in the previous year. [Read more…]
Samsung, now the biggest electronics manufacturer in the world, has reported revenues of almost $40 billion, translating to a net profit of $4.4 billion. This is almost double the figure the company posted for the same period last year. [Read more…]
Chinese electronics manufacturers are known in the west not so much for their own products for the fact that they are usually used as OEM companies by more established companies from the west. But this close relationship with the giant electronics companies only means that technology transfer happens and these companies benefit from the relationship.
Two companies that are getting a lot of benefits from its role as an OEM are both ZTE and Huawei. These two companies are actually extremely huge and successful companies from the east that are rarely known outside of the region. But both companies have a desire to enter the western market and they are going to do it this year. [Read more…]
Last October we reported on Sony’s desire to go it alone with their mobile phone business, which will effectively end its partnership with Ericsson.
Now, the Sony Ericsson partnership and mobile phone brand is effectively ended as the deal for Sony buying out Ericson in the partnership has been consummated. Sony has paid Ericsson the equivalent of $1.3 billion. [Read more…]