• Smartphone sales slump for 'first time ever', declares Gartner

    9 monthes ago - By The Inquirer

    Lack of cheap mobes and slowing upgrade cycles to claim
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  • Andy Rubin's Essential: Mixed Reviews, Poor Sales and a Lawsuit

    Andy Rubin's Essential: Mixed Reviews, Poor Sales and a Lawsuit

    9 monthes ago - By Mobile Tech Today

    For Android founder Andy Rubin and his new smartphone venture Essential, the first year has been a rough stretch. Essential has received mixed reviews and been targeted by a lawsuit.
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  • Gartner: Smartphone sales declined for first time ever in Q4 2017

    Gartner: Smartphone sales declined for first time ever in Q4 2017

    9 monthes ago - By GSMArena

    Global smartphone sales reached 408 million units during the 2017 holiday season, Gartner reported. This is a 5.6% decline, compared with Q4 2016, when over 432 million phones found a new owner, marking the first time sales go down since Gartner started tracking in 2004.
    According to Anshul Gupta, research director at Gartner, two factors led to the fall: the upgrade from feature phones to smartphones slowed down due to lack of ultra-low-cost devices and users deciding to choose a quality model and stick with it for a longer time before switching. "Moreover, while demand for high...
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