A Flash Tug of War: Smartphones v. feature phones
With each passing month, smartphones seem to take over more and more of the electronic component industry. The latest impact from smartphones is being seen in the NAND flash memory market. In 2011-2012, feature phones, which lack several features when compared to smartphones but are not mutually exclusive, actually held the lead in NAND shipment forecasts, despite the continuous barrage of smartphones on the CE market. However, according to IHS, smartphones will regain their lead and push forward as feature phone demand continues to decline.
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Cyber Monday Running Strong on Heels of Healthy Consumer Spending Weekend
Let's be honest about 2012, we've been holding our collective breath, and while many have moved on to place new hopes for 2013, those who held out for 4Q12, may not be as disappointed as expected.
With a not-so-energized back-to-school and 3Q12 behind us, the best news in the midst of 4Q12 is that the US shopping Thanksgiving holiday weekend has come in strong for retailers across the board.
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