About half used a smartphone, up from 34 percent in 2013. That compares with 28 percent of all buyers. Its vital for dealers to have a strong online presence if they want to have an influence on decision-making, said Isabelle Helms, AutoTrader vice president of research and market intelligence. Now that consumers can book a restaurant table, flight, or hotel room using Apple Inc. (AAPL) s iPhone or a device using Google Inc. (GOOG) s Android system, shoppers are seeking to replicate that experience across all their purchases. Some 35 percent of young buyers thought a lack of a mobile site hurt brands, while 59 percent said a poor mobile experience had the same effect, AutoTrader found.
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Windows Phone sales decline as share shrinks to just 2.5 percent – Yahoo News
However, the second quarter shipments of 7.4 million Windows Phones indicates that 43.3 million shipments for the year could be unreachable. IDC analyst Ramon Llamas said in an interview Thursday that IDC’s full-year 2014 smartphone forecast is now being updated. He added that how well Windows Phone performs for the full year depends on how well Microsoft works with new manufacturers as well as the new Nokia unit, officially made part of Microsoft in April. Since the second quarter ended on June 30, Windows free Phone’s future has been called into greater question than any time since its birth in 2010. In July, Microsoft announced it will lay off 18,000 workers, including 12,500 from the Nokia acquisition. It also said it would drop its low-end line of Nokia X Android phones.
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The news isn’t good for Windows Phone – Computerworld
Microsoft revealed its Lumia sales stood at 5.8 million in the recent quarter (a 21 percent drop year-over-year), accounting for only two months due to the Nokia acquisition. Microsoft is betting on Windows Phone 8.1 to help convince phone makers to build smartphones running its software, and HTC appears to be back on board with a Windows version of its HTC One M8 handset expected next week. Any further growth for Windows Phone will come from low-cost handsets like the Lumia 630 and the recently announced Lumia 530 . Windows Phone growth is not going to be easy Microsoft is expected to unveil two new low- and mid-range handsets on September 4th: the Lumia 730 and Lumia 830 . These handsets could help regain Windows Phone growth alongside the Lumia 530 and 630, but there’s bigcompetition from Android now. Google is aiming squarely at the low-end with its new Android One initiative , an area where Microsoft has seen most of Windows Phone’s growth.
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