Strategy Analytics, reports that that global smartphone shipments grew 43 percent annually to reach a record 700 million units in 2012. Samsung was the star performer, capturing 30 percent of the global market while extending its lead over Apple and Nokia.
Research firm IDC reports that the worldwide mobile phone market grew 1.9% year over year in Q4 2012, boosted by strong holiday smartphone sales. IDC also reports that the high-growth smartphone market, was dominated by Samsung and Apple.
A new study conducted jointly by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and McAfee reveals a false sense of cyber security for mobile users. The research found that 70% of smartphone owners say they feel that their device is safe from hackers, malware and other types of cybercrime.
AT&T has released the latest findings from its mobile marketing survey. The majority of executives surveyed ranked mobile barcodes as the second highest mobile marketing priority for the year ahead.