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Research shows smartphones and tablets aren't completely replacing other devices

The adoption of smartphones and tablets is resulting in consumers spending less time with dedicated devices... but most people still turn to standalone equipment on occasions.

Research from the Consumer Electronics Association in the USA shows that portable game consoles, satellite navigation devices and e-book readers are most likely to be discarded first.

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UK mobile advertising spend is now almost 10% of all internet ad spending

Figures from the Internet Advertising Bureau UK digital ad spend report show that spending on mobile advertising in the UK exceeded half a billion pounds last year. Mobile advertising grew by 148% to £526 million in 2012 from £203.2 million in 2011.

As a result, mobile now accounts for 9.7% of all digital advertising spending.

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EE plans to double the speed of its 4G mobile network in the UK

EE says it’s going to double the speed and the capacity of its 4G network in the UK. As a result, maximum data speeds are expected to exceed 80Mbps with an average of more than 20Mbps.

In addition, EE is dedicating more of its 1800MHz spectrum to 4G service.

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4G LTE traffic expected to increase by over 200% this year

At the end of last year, the total volume of mobile data traffic reached 13,412 petabytes according to ABI Research.

That represents an increase of 69% year-on-year.

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Samsung enters MWC with Android-powered TV hub and new Galaxy Note tablet

Samsung enters MWC with Android-powered TV hub and new Galaxy Note tablet

Samsung has revealed two new products ahead of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona: an 8-inch Android tablet and an Android-powered smart TV device.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 has an 8-inch 1280x800 display running on a 1.6GHz quad-core processor. It’s expected to be available from the second quarter of this year.

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