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Samsung gets plenty of love from wireless carriers

A recent survey conducted by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech has revealed some interesting trends when it comes to how Americans purchase new smartphones. First and foremost, while many of us tech geeks pride ourselves on purchasing as much of our gear online as possible, a full 64 percent of Americans actually purchase their smartphones in-store.
Only 24 percent purchase their smartphones online, with the rest we assume purchasing them over the phone through their carrier.
But what’s perhaps most interesting is what smartphones are being pushed by carriers. Kantar’s research found that 63 percent of customers that walked into a retail store to buy a new smartphone were recommended a Samsung device. What’s most interesting is that this was double the rate for Apple recommendations and nearly 10 times the rate for smartphones made by Nokia.

And it should come as no surprise that 59 percent of those who were nudged towards a Samsung device walked out with one. 35 percent left with an Android smartphone made by another manufacturer, and only 6 percent purchased an iPhone.
But Apple needs not worry about its customers straying too far from the herd. iPhone users remain incredibly loyal, with Kantar describing a “strong emotional connection with the Apple brand and its devices.”
Kantar adds that consumers purchasing Apple’s iPhone models are the ones doing the least amount of pre-purchase research in part due to the strength of the brand, the rabid fanbase, and high satisfaction rate with iPhone hardware.

Sources: Kantar World Panel [PDF], via BGR

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By inighthawki on 8/8/2014 3:01:14 PM , Rating: 4
I used to hate iTunes until I wanted to set cover art, change mp3 tags, retain song counts, star ratings, song lyrics, create playlists and in general manage my music. It was all right there in one place.

Many media players, including WMP have done this for as long as I can remember as well. iTunes is nothing special.

Also Windows is able to sync any music it knows in your library to your Microsoft account and provides access to these anytime you want (streaming or download)

By retrospooty on 8/8/2014 3:16:34 PM , Rating: 4
"iTunes is nothing special"

Don't bother saying that do Nortel. He doesn't understand anything that doesn't revolve around the center of his universe, which is Apple. Apple invented all and does all best, regardless of any proof shown to the contrary... Hooks, lines, sinkers, oh my [/Busey]

By glowingghoul on 8/8/14, Rating: -1
By retrospooty on 8/8/2014 4:00:09 PM , Rating: 2
Actually if you knew Nortel, you would agree that my post accurately describes his views on the matter.

By Spuke on 8/8/2014 6:23:15 PM , Rating: 2
Retro is spot on.

By ritualm on 8/8/2014 6:23:27 PM , Rating: 2
You know, retro, I have suspicions that this "glowingghoul" poster is actually Wazza1234 - in other words, testerguy just had his THIRD DT account banned.

I can't wait for permban numbero quatre (four in French).

By retrospooty on 8/8/2014 6:26:27 PM , Rating: 2
He is definitely one of them... There are far fewer Apple trolls here than there are usernames.

By bug77 on 8/8/2014 6:11:14 PM , Rating: 2
By retrospooty on 8/8/2014 6:13:11 PM , Rating: 3
Yes, exactly... This is the guy that insists Samsung copied Apple by using 16,32,64gb storage sizes in their phones.

Sometimes there not enough rocks.

By Spuke on 8/8/2014 6:24:34 PM , Rating: 2
Sometimes there not enough rocks.

By Cheesew1z69 on 8/8/2014 6:26:20 PM , Rating: 2
Yes, exactly... This is the guy that insists Samsung copied Apple by using 16,32,64gb storage sizes in their phones.
That still makes me laugh to this day. Such a moron he is.

By retrospooty on 8/8/2014 6:31:14 PM , Rating: 3
I know... The sad thing is that he, and others like him really perpetuate the stereotype that Apple users are often tech illiterates. Of course they aren't all like that, but vocal yahoo's like him really drive the point.

Another one is the 3rd grade copycat game they play.

- Samsung makes gold phones on a few models.
- Years later, Apple makes a gold iPhone.
- The next year, Samsung makes a gold phone.

Result: Samsung copies Apple, even though they did it years earlier.

Absolutely brain-dead (even aside from the fact that colors are totally free market and anyone can use any color)

By testbug00 on 8/9/2014 10:57:37 PM , Rating: 2
I wonder how many people see Nokia Lumia phones and claim Nokia copied Apple XD

Fully agreed on colors and such.

By tonyswash on 8/8/14, Rating: -1
By inighthawki on 8/8/2014 9:39:04 PM , Rating: 4
I was clearly talking about the software and it's capabilities, not the number of users or its business model.

By Cheesew1z69 on 8/8/2014 9:43:12 PM , Rating: 3
You are "special" as well...

"You can bet that Sony built a long-term business plan about being successful in Japan and that business plan is crumbling." -- Peter Moore, 24 hours before his Microsoft resignation

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