An NPD Group report finds that the unlocked mobile phone market continues its upward trajectory with an estimated 50.1 million active unlocked smartphones running on U.S. mobile networks.
New whitepaper from Parks Associates examines impact of COVID-19 on video consumption, and future of smart TV experience
New Parks Associates consumer research finds that as of the end of May 2020, more than 40% of US broadband households are still sheltering in place, even without mandates to do so.
Retail sales numbers are up from but remained well below spending levels seen during the same period a year ago, the National Retail Federation said.
The impact of COVID-19 at major U.S. retail container ports appears to be easing slightly, with projected imports remaining below last year’s levels but not as much as previously forecast, according to the National Retail Federation.
According to recent research conducted by Arizton, the global Bluetooth speaker market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 10% during the period 2019–2025, reaching $10B by 2025.
The NPD Group, as it relates to The NPD Group’s Consumer Tech Tracking (U.S. only) posted its sixth consecutive week of year-over-year 20%+ revenue growth for the week ending May 23.
The challenges during the pandemic of reduced hours and foot traffic haven’t hindered sales performance as much as expected thanks to independent retailers’ mass adoption of digital and web services.
Additionally, more mobile users are taking advantage of hotspot connectivity as carriers open allowances during COVID-19 pandemic.
Smart TVs (+60 percent) and streaming boxes/sticks (+39 percent) saw significant year-over-year upticks. Over the last two months, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+ saw growth in share of streaming hours.