Phablet shipments to hit 400M in 2019 – study

More than 400 million ‘phablets’ will ship in 2019, a five-fold increase over the 138 million expected to be shipped in 2015, according to a study from Juniper Research. And while the iPhone 6 Plus has boosted the profile of …

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37% of UK online sales now over mobile

While online retailers roll their Black Friday bargains over to Cyber Monday – and probably beyond – research shows that an increasing amount of online sales are being made via smartphones and tablets, and this trend is continuing – but this does not mean smaller crowds, as consumers are also switching to ‘click & collect’ services.

Mobile transaction users to hit 2B by 2017: report

Over 2 billion mobile phone or tablet users will make some form of mobile commerce transaction by the end of 2017, up from 1.6 billion this year, a report has found. In fact, in many developed markets, mobile devices will …

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Mobile banking to overtake online within five years

Analyst firm Juniper Research reckons more people will be using mobile apps for banking than web-based options by 2019, as the 800 million people who used their phones for banking more than doubles to 1.75 billion in five years.