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Best Buy reorganizes to focus on connected device sales

January 13th, 2012

During the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Best Buy announced that it will reorganize part of its business to focus on sales of connected devices such as tablets, smartphones and computers. Best Buy has created a new retail “connectivity business group,” Forbes said Friday, that will sell the aforementioned devices in Best Buy Mobile and …

Mobile data revenue will grow 23% to $315 billion this year, Gartner says

August 5th, 2011

Mobile data connections are poised grow 11% in 2011, driving global mobile data revenue to $314.7 billion. Market research firm Gartner on Thursday said mobile data connections will reach 5.6 billion this year compared to 5 billion in 2010, driving global revenue from mobile data up 22.5% from the $257 billion earned last year. “Mobile …

AT&T teams with Amazon to offer $139 Kindle 3G with Special Offers

July 14th, 2011

Amazon announced on Wednesday that AT&T will sponsor a new Kindle 3G with Special Offers, a deal that has lowered the price of the device $50 to $139.99. In a statement, AT&T’s CEO Ralph de la Vega said that the Kindle 3G is “by far the fastest growing connected device” on AT&T’s network. Amazon’s “Special …

Connected device sales will grow 77% to 39 million in 2011, Berg Insight says

February 17th, 2011

In a report titled Emerging Wireless Consumer Devices published this month by Berg Insight, the firm claims that sales of connected consumer devices will grow 77% in 2011. Berg estimates that 22 million consumer devices with embedded cellular connectivity were sold in 2010, and that number will nearly double in 2011 to 39 million. In …

AT&T adds 900,000 connected devices to network in Q2, now has 6.7 million total

July 23rd, 2010

Ever wonder how many devices that aren’t mobile phones are connected to a mobile network? Today, in a press release, AT&T announced that it has added 3.4 million connected devices — that’s eReaders, netbooks, digital photo frames, personal navigation devices, home security monitoring, smart grid devices, etc. — to its wireless network since the beginning of 2010. Nearly …