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Microsoft transforms business model for Windows Phone with new version

Microsoft has unveiled Windows Phone 8.1 at its 2014 Build conference. The update brings some features missing from Windows Phone compared to iOS or Android. Two new Windows Phone manufacturers were announced at the event, Micromax and Prestigo. Microsoft also announced that it will be dropping all Windows licence fees for phones and for tablets with screens smaller than 9 inches. This applies to all versions of Windows; not just Windows Phone.

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IHS Mobile Technology 4G update

IHS Mobile Technology Intelligence update

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LTE Market Monitor Q1 2014

A quarterly report looking at the state of LTE globally in Q1 2014. Includes: 4G milestones and market developments; maps illustrating the LTE footprint by region and technologies; and an overview of spectrum auctions that took place.

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Handsets & Smartphones Market Monitor Q4 2013: Diverse smartphone market challenges major players

Major players such as Nokia and Samsung stumbled in Q4 while smaller brands such as Sony, Lenovo and TCL Alcatel continued their impressive growth trajectories. Samsung’s rise to the top of the market was halted as the high-end smartphone market reached saturation. Growth came from the low-to-mid end of the market, benefitting price sensitive players like Lenovo and TCL Alcatel.

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How Content and Services Keep the Device World Spinning

This presentation seeks to describe the entire outlook of the consumer electronics and mobile device industry in the context of new consumption behaviors (such as connected devices and over-the-top content delivery) and their impact upon the key technology vendors supporting this industry.

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4G Smartphone Market in China Set for Explosive 1,500 Percent Growth This Year

China’s domestic market for 4G smartphones is poised for a massive liftoff this year as shipments grow sixteenfold from 2013 levels, according to a new report from IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS)...

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New iPad Air Costs Less to Make Than Third-Generation iPad Model, IHS Teardown Reveals

With the iPad Air, Apple Inc. not only has trimmed the weight and thickness of its flagship tablet line, it has also cut the component cost, as the new model carries a lower bill of materials (BOM)...

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Ian Fogg
Ian Fogg

As senior director and head of the IHS mobile and telecoms team, Ian Fogg directs research, consulting, analysis, and forecasting of the mobile and telecoms market. This includes...

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Ben Keen
Ben Keen

Ben has been appointed Vice President and Chief Analyst, responsible for directing all IHS research into the market demand for TMT products and services. He leads a team of 65 expert...

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