A recent ChangeWave survey caused a bit of a stir earlier this week. On the same day Samsung (005930) executive Shin Jong-kyun confirmed that the company met its goal and sold more than 10 million Galaxy S III smartphones since the handset’s launch, ChangeWave issued the results of a survey that found “iPhone 5” demand to be almost 3.5 times greater than demand for the Galaxy S III. The record demand for Apple’s (AAPL) sixth iPhone before the device is even announced left some perplexed, but the flurry of rumors seemingly paints a tantalizing picture that Apple fans can’t resist. We want to know what you think — are you planning to buy Samsung’s Galaxy S III or Apple’s next iPhone this year? Vote in our poll above and let us know which flagship smartphone you plan to pick up.
Samsung’s Galaxy S III is probably the best smartphone to come out of Samsung, but HTC’s hitting hard with the HTC One X. What would you choose?
A joint survey conducted by ABC News and The Washington Post found that Google beat out Apple, Facebook and Twitter to win the title of most popular tech brand. The poll revealed that a whopping 82% of Americans have a favorable opinion of Google, with 53% expressing a “strongly” favorable opinion of the Internet giant. Only 9% of respondents had an unfavorable opinion of the Mountain View-based company. Apple followed closely behind Google with 74%, however 13% of respondents had an unfavorable view of the company and only 37% expressed a “strongly” favorable opinion. Facebook and Twitter rounded out the survey with 58% and 34% approval ratings, respectively. Facebook had an unfavorable rating from 28% of those polled, while 36% of respondents had an unfavorable view of Twitter. The survey was conducted from March 28th through April 1st and 1,007 adults were polled. More →
I asked a question on Twitter a little while ago, and wanted to get an even bigger idea of what everyone thinks. This is a serious question — would you choose an iPhone 3GS over the Nokia Lumia 900? You can get iOS 5, a decent camera, HD video recording, iMessage, the App Store, iTunes, and of course, everything else you’d get with an iPhone. On the Lumia 900, you have a larger and much better display, 4G LTE, and a clean and sophisticated OS.
Apple has edged out Google to become the most reputable company of 2012, according to a study from marketing research firm Harris Interactive. The firm’s 13th annual Reputation Quotient (RQ) survey had Apple coming ahead of Google, which held the top spot in 2011’s poll. Coca-Cola, Amazon and Kraft Foods rounding out the top five. “We are seeing the emergence of a group of companies that garner reputation equity by being positively associated with multiple industries,” said Robert Fronk, executive vice president of Harris Interactive. “Companies like Apple, Google, and Amazon.com combine innovation and leadership across multiple business areas, giving them true competitive advantage.” Apple recorded an RQ score of 85.62, the highest in the survey’s history, and was the top ranked in four of the six key dimensions of reputation — financial performance, products and services, vision and leadership and workplace environment. The Cupertino-based company was topped by Whole Foods in social responsibility, and by Amazon in emotional appeal. More →
A surprisingly large number of consumers in the United States plan to purchase Apple’s next-generation iPhone according to a new survey. Shopping assistant site PriceGrabber polled approximately 3,000 U.S. consumers about Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5 in early July and found that 35% of consumers intend to buy Apple’s fifth-generation iPhone. Of those who intend to purchase the Apple handset, more than half plan to do so within the smartphone’s first 12 months of availability. “Our survey data confirms the strong following Apple has built around its iPhone, with more than one-third of consumers planning to upgrade to the latest model only a little over a year following the release of the iPhone 4,” stated PriceGrabber GM Graham Jones said in a statement. The company also found that 48% of respondents claim iOS is their favorite smartphone platform while 19% said it was Android, 7% said it was “Microsoft Windows” and 6% said their favorite smartphone OS is RIM’s BlackBerry OS. PriceGrabber’s full press release follows below. More →
The day has finally arrived for those eagerly awaiting the arrival of Research In Motion’s first tablet, the BlackBerry PlayBook. The 7-inch tablet — which is also the first device to run the company’s QNX-based software — is aimed at consumers and professionals alike, with a blend of speed, security, and functionality. You know what we think about the device, but we’re curious to know if you have any big plans for the PlayBook. Hit the jump to vote in our poll, and let us know if RIM’s tablet is going to be a part of your technology portfolio! More →
Apple’s magical iPad 2 launches in just a few short days, and fans of the Cupertino company’s wares can’t wait. Let us know what’s what and how you’re feeling about the iPad 2, alright? There’s no one better to ask than you. Also, if we haven’t covered you in the poll above, drop a comment with which way you’re leaning — Motorola XOOM? Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1? Let us know!
Pre-orders for the Verizon iPhone for existing customers start tomorrow at 3AM, and now that the date is rapidly approaching, we have to ask… after years and years of waiting, begging, pleading, and refusing to switch to another carrier, are you going to pull the trigger? Let us know in the poll if you’re planning on pre-ordering a Verizon iPhone, alright?
Is it possible that the Apple iPhone might actually, finally be coming to the nation’s largest carrier? In a research note from Susquehanna Financial Group analyst Jeffrey Fidacara, he claims that his channel checks with Apple’s suppliers indicate that Cupertino’s finest is readying a production run of over 3 million CDMA-flavor iPhone devices in December. If you’re up on your rumors, this would coincide with reports that Apple has ordered CDMA chips from Qualcomm for December production. Lastly, it also links up with rumors that Apple is planning on launching the phone on Verizon Wireless in January, as early as CES’ keynote with Big Red CEO Ivan Seidenberg. Tired of the Verizon iPhone news? It’s only going to get worse once the darned thing is released, unfortunately… Poll below! More →
There are lots of things to consider when choosing a touchscreen smartphone, but perhaps none is more important than screen size. If you are using a full-touchscreen device it is the only way you have to interact with your handset, and even if not… it is still the largest part of the smartphone experience. So we want to know: which smartphone screen size is right in your wheelhouse? Is it a monstrous 5-inch display like that of the Dell Streak? Or maybe something a little more docile like the 3.1-inch window on the Palm Pre. Hit the jump to vote in our poll! More →
In a short but sweet press release, Nintendo announced that sales of its Wii gaming console have topped 30 million units in the United States. The feat took only 45 months to accomplish which Nintendo claims makes it the fastest selling console ever. USA Today writes, “More than 73 million Wiis have been scooped up worldwide, which puts the console on pace to becoming the best-selling video game device ever. That title is held by Sony’s PlayStation 2, which has notched about 140 million in sales.” Not bad Nintendo, not bad at all. More →