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Who you calling dumb? Feature phones make a comeback

Stop the presses. Feature phones are making a comeback, at least in emerging markets. That is one conclusion of market research firm ABI Research, which recently looked at the stats on mobile phones, both feature phones and smartphones.

Microsoft chief says productivity in emerging markets will be mobile first

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says he expects the take-up of its Office products suite in emerging markets to be mobile first, according to a report by TechCrunch.

Mature markets drag down smartphone shipment growth

Smartphone shipment growth will slow in the coming years, especially in mature markets, while emerging markets will continue to be a strong market for smartphone shipments, predicts IDC.

Emerging markets put downward pressure on smartphone prices

Emerging markets are putting downward pressure on smartphone prices as mobile users trade in their feature phones for smartphones, estimates market research firm IDC.

SMEs to grab larger share of M2M connections, says Analysys Mason

Small and medium-sized enterprises are expected to make up an increasing share of the machine-to-machine market, which is expected to total $10 billion in revenue this year, according to a recent report by Analysys Mason.

IDC: Big 4 emerging markets to ship more smart connected devices than developed world next year

The Big 4 emerging markets, Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC)--alone will ship more smart connected devices than the developed world combined in 2014, according to IDC estimates.

Pyramid: Emerging markets will fuel rapid growth in cellular M2M communications

Emerging markets are forecast to fuel rapid growth in cellular machine-to-machine communications over the next five years, according to Pyramid Research analyst Jan ten Sythoff.

Emerging market employees more likely to engage in BYOD

Three-quarters of employees in emerging markets engage in some form of BYOD, compared with only 44 percent of employees in mature markets, according to a survey of 3,796 individuals across 17 countries conducted by research firm Ovum.

Emerging markets to see the lion's share of mobile-broadband investments

Hold onto your hats (and your mobile phones). There are six billion mobile phone subscribers worldwide, or 86 percent of the global population, according to the latest figures from the International Telecommunication Union.

Spotlight: Virgin Mobile raises $100 million for global expansion

Virgin Mobile is raising up to $100 million from investors and private equity groups to expand the mobile service into emerging markets.