Smartphone Shipments up 33% Surpassing Feature Phones

Recent articles have reported tablets are outshipping PCs. Well, smartphones, for the first time ever, will surpass feature phone shipments this year, stressing the demand for affordable, mobile computing devices with big data. Smartphones are projected to reach approximately 958 million units shipped, which is a 32.7% increase from last years 722 million units. Barely outshipping…

Eco-friendly Smartphones: Who’s the ‘Greenest?’

Your tablet and smartphone now play a significant part in how green you are! Who has the ‘green’ thumb for smartphones? An article from Digital Trends maps out environmental practices of leading electronics manufactures and scales them from least ‘green’ to most ‘green.’ The main problem tablet and smartphone manufacturers run into is what exactly…

HTC Facebook Phone Flop

Apparently consumers didn’t ‘Like’ the HTC First, aka the Facebook phone, enough to make it a hot commodity. Sales dropped within one year from $99 to a whopping 99 cents! According to a CNET article, there were quite a few reasons why the Facebook phone wasn’t a huge success from the get-go: Facebook Home was…

The Truth About The ‘Digital Dump’

Some call it “bridging the digital divide” and “helping the poor.” However, a recent New York Times article posts a different opinion on the afterlife of the millions of American cellphones junked each year. As the slightly used cellphones pile up, women and children of developing countries burn mountains of e-waste, smash batteries and cook…

Mobile Domination Kick-starts Mobile Asset Disposition for Electronics Recyclers

If electronics recyclers have enough to worry about, a new report Cisco® Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update that project by the end of 2013 there will be more mobile devices on earth than people. Let’s start with some statistics (provided by Forbes 40% of respondents prefer doing business on the iPhone,…