17% of Global Traffic Comes via the Mobile Internet

17.4% of Global Web Traffic Comes Through Mobile: "People around the globe are accessing the web via their smartphones more often than ever. So far in 2013, 17.4% of web traffic has come through mobile, representing more than a 6% increase since 2012 when 11.1% of traffic came from mobile

Penetration of SIM Cards in Europe Highest in the world at 125%

At the end of 2012, Europe had close to 400M unique mobile subscribers (i.e. people) actively using 629 million mobile connections (i.e. SIM cards).

Chinese Mobile Web Inching towards a billion mark, ,838million of out 1.23billion go online via web

Chinese Mobile Internet Users have just surpasses 838 million in January ,2014 According to Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) , this accounts for 68% of total Mobile Users

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Most Popular Activities across Devices : Tablets vs Smartphones

Tablets and Smartphones: User Preference for Mobile Shopping

 

Tablet users spend more time using their devices for media and entertainment, including games, movies and news. For both types of devices, games are the most popular category, with 67 percent of the time spent on tablets and 39 percent of time spent on smartphones devoted to gaming."

,U.S. consumers will spend $24 billion shopping on their tablets compared to $13.44 billion on their smartphones

 For both types of devices, games are the most popular category, with 67 percent of the time spent on tablets and 39 percent of time spent on smartphones devoted to gaming.

Users having access to  smartphone,  are most likely to  send a message ( sms ) check emails, post on Facebook, also a lot of reading is done via Smartphones ( rereaders)t A recent Flurry report shows  that almost 90 percent of time spent reading e-books is done on smartphones rather than tablets.



Monday, October 28, 2013

Chart of the Day : Connected Device usage patterns, Eu cross 50% Smartphone Penetration


Smartphone Penetration in Europe cross 50%

Mobile Ad Ecosystem: Demand vs Supply Side

Connected Devices usage Pattern: Smartphone vs Tablet Usage

Micromax ropes in Hollywood's Hugh Jackman as brand ambassador - Economic Times




What Samsung and other MNC  Smartphone OEMs has not managed to do, Micromax has achieved it with very little hype and  lot of reach and substance  as it has managed to rope in Hollywood Actor Hugh Jackman

Earlier last month Micromax had announced about the the Canvas Turbo, which was confirmed today when Micromax had run print first page ads across Leading Indian Newspapers showcashing Hugh Jackman as its  brand ambassador and has been the  Indian mobile operator to have roped in a Hollywood star as its brand ambassador

The highly competitive Indian Market Micromax comes 2nd to Samsung as per Q2  2013 released by market research and analyst firm IDC.

The Hollywood actor will be seen endorsing the Canvas series of smartphones for Micromax. The association would start with the new Micromax smartphone - Canvas Turbo, to be launched soon in theIndian market, Micromax said. 




However not everyone is convinced about the " Strategy of using ' Hugh Jackman" as its brand Ambassador as " Micromax operates in the highly price sensitive" Market ( Most of its Smartphones are available in the price bracket of ( 5000 to 15,000)

According to  Firstpost Analysts Peter Claridge 

Post the Micromax announcement " Facebook had  less than 400 Likes, 130 comments and 70 shares. This was quite surprising because in the last 30 days, Micromax posted 56 times and got an average of 1,150 Likes, 170 comments and 66 shares per post, so how could news about Hugh Jackman becoming the brand ambassador get lower engagement?


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

HTC in the reckoning for Amazon Smartphone Launch


























This statistic depicts a forecast for Amazon Kindle Fire tablet sales from 2011 to 2014. The Kindle sold around 5.5 million units in 2011 and it is estimated that this will increase to 27.8 million units by 2014.

Android Community - Tracking the Android Platform: "After Kindle Tablets and ereaders now comes a " Smartphone " .If a persistent rumor which has been gather a lot of buzz is to be believed " An Amazon smartphone is on the cards very soon" and its Likely that HTC might be a partner in this project if a recent report is to be believed and it is likely to be offering an Android Platform

Amazon's walled garden ecosystem is really lacking apps, and there is also the concerns as to who would build their smartphone. If a new report is right, it could be none other than HTC."

Although HTC is currently in public denial regarding their position, having defiantly dismissed the implications of their recent quarterly decline

For Amazon "moving over to the Hottest Selling device " The smartphone " might be a good move strategically , as it already has a product portfolio " a Tablet and ereaders,may be a smart move for Amazon, though. Consider that the smartphone realm is a new one for Amazon, and they’d need something a little extra to bolster their position. HTC is a naturally good choice, as they have both the manufacturing prowess and distribution inroads necessary

The other side " for Amazon " would be " their product needs to be technologically better and the features smarter . The PLC of Smartphones is in its peak, and unless its a break out product... it can actually shrink the market from Samsung and Apple, rather than create a new market ,

Chart of The Day :Samsung" Galaxy Note vs Galaxy note II sales



This statistic shows the approximate number of Samsung Galaxy Note/ II smartphones that had been sold in the months directly after launch. Just 3 months after its release the Samsung Galaxy Note II was said to have sold around 8 million units.

In December 2012, consumers were asked which Samsung device they may have been planning to purchase within the next 90 days. 23 percent of respondents said that they wanted to buy a Galaxy Note II. The Galaxy Note has recently been referred to as a phablet, as it blurs the line between a smartphone and a tablet due to its exceptionally large screen size.

Samsung Note 2 vs Samsung Galaxy s3 vs s iPhone 5 : Google Search Trends

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Google Trends insights
Comparing samsung note vs samsung galaxy s3 vs iPhone 5

Monday, October 14, 2013

3 Insights on Technology Consumer Behavior : SmartPhones vs Tablets






Smartphone Usage - Tablet Usage: "To some, the smartphone and tablet might seem like interchangeable devices. Both allow you to watch video, surf the web and check email, but according to comScore, how people use each device remains very different.

U.S. consumers will spend $24 billion shopping on their tablets compared to $13.44 billion on their smartphones

 For both types of devices, games are the most popular category, with 67 percent of the time spent on tablets and 39 percent of time spent on smartphones devoted to gaming.

Users having access to  smartphone,  are most likely to  send a message ( sms ) check emails, post on Facebook, also a lot of reading is done via Smartphones ( rereaders)t

 A recent Flurry report shows  that almost 90 percent of time spent reading e-books is done on smartphones rather than tablets.

Tablet users spend more time using their devices for media and entertainment, including games, movies and news. For both types of devices, games are the most popular category, with 67 percent of the time spent on tablets and 39 percent of time spent on smartphones devoted to gaming."

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Nexus 4 vs iPhone 5

iOS 7 vs Android 4.3 : Feature Comparison

OECD Telecom and Internet Infrastructure : Research Study

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Social vs Mobile Distribution :

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Global Mobile Explosion to come from 15 Countries

The key driver of mobile data services growth in emerging markets is the increasing availability of low-cost feature-rich mobile phones



Inmobi  Advertising Insights 





















IResearch indicates that  that the global mobile data services market , including mobile advertising, was worth U.S. $224 billion in 2010.

Over the next four years the market will increase to U.S. $340 billion in 2014. FIFTEEN EMERGING MARKETS HAVE SIGNIFICANT SCALE IN MOBILE Today fifteen emerging markets account for more mobile subscriptions than the rest of the world combined and this trend will continue over the next five years.

These markets are China, India, Indonesia, South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Turkey, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Russia, Poland and Ukraine. Due to the sheer volume of mobile subscriptions in these markets, and continuing mobile penetration, they offer substantial investment opportunities for the telecom and advertising industries.

According to Inmobi research that these 15 emerging markets generated around 30% of mobile data services revenues in 2010, globally. With the revenue contribution expected to continue increasing over the next four years. In 2014, these 15 markets are expected to account for close to 36% of the global mobile data services revenues.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Asia Pacific Mobile Internet Penetration now nearing 50%

Forecast: mobile internet penetration in Asia Pacific 2009-2015

Mobile Internet  Across Asia Pacific nearing 50%

Mobile Advertising Spends is expected to Jump by 65% by 2016
Asia Pacific: number of internet users in 2012
Internet Users across Asia June 2012 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Daily Charts 3 Charts that Explain :BlackBerry's Demise


BlackBerry's Ridiculously Fast Demise in 3 Charts - Derek Thompson - The Atlantic: "Fairfax Financial Holdings has offered to buy the company for a paltry $4.7 billion. That's 6 percent of BlackBerry’s peak value, which it hit in 2008, as this Quartz chart beautifully shows.

In 2008 and 2009, BlackBerry controlled nearly 50 percent of the smartphone market, about the same as Android does today. Today, it owns hardly more than 2 percent. Via WSJ:



 Benedict Evans' look at mobile messaging apps shows an even more astonishing figure: In the last two years, BlackBerry has been eclipsed by, not only Instagram, but also texting app Whatsapp.( VIA THEATLANTIC )


Mobile data Consumption in Charts :LTE vs 3G

• Chart: LTE Boosts Mobile Data Consumption | Statista: "lte-boosts-mobile-data-consumption

A recent study, conducted by informa and Mobidia  ( recently published by Statistica  suggests that LTE capability increases cellular data use of smartphone users significantly. In the United States, cellular data consumption of LTE customers is 36 percent higher than that of 3G-enabled smartphone users. In Japan and South Korea, the world's largest LTE markets, the difference is even larger at 67 and 132 percent, respectively.

Blackberry 's Buyout :Google, Cisco & Samsung among the Race to Buyout the Company








The Fight for Taking over BB
The Battle  for the control of Blackberry


Reuters reports that Google, SAP, Cisco & Samsung Among Potential Tech Buyers For Some Or All Of BlackBerry, Says Reuters | TechCrunch: "Google, SAP and Cisco are among a number of technology companies interested in buying up portions — or all
of BlackBerry’s business
 
BlackBerry has also apparently asked for preliminary expressions from Intel, LG and Samsung, by early next week. Portions of the business of most interest to potential technology buyers are BlackBerry’s secure server network and patent portfolio, according to the sources."

Other tech companies, including Microsoft, Huawei and Lenovo, are notably absent from the list of prospective buyers.One o the notable suprises was " Microsoft " who did not even bid .  The reason is  that " Post the Nokia  byout "  Microsoft is now tied up with its own $7.2 billion bid for Nokia’s Devices & Services business

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Gionee launches ELife E6 in India for Rs 22,999



Gionee launches ELife E6 in India for Rs 22,999 - Business Today - Business News: "Chinese smartphone manufacturer Gionee, who has launched a host of devices in India over the past six months, has launched its flagship device the Elife E6 for Rs 22,999.

Having a 5-inch Gorilla Glass class 3 display with 441 PPI, this smartphone has got a uni-body design. It operates on Android v4.2 and is powered by a MediaTek 1.5Ghz quad core processor with 2GB RAM.

The 13 MP camera has auto focus while the 5MP front facing camera features such as face beauty, Panorama (horizontal and vertical), eraser, face detection, 99 snaps in one click, gesture