Friday, December 21, 2012

The Smartphone Majority

Looks like Nielsen has officially crowned the smartphone as the mobile device of the majority as smartphone market share rose from 49 to 56 percent in 2012. This means that smartphone use has finally overshadowed traditional mobile phones; we have officially entered the future!


-via The Wall Street Jour

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

We Are All Distracted

According to a new study published in the online journal Injury Prevention, close to 29.8% of people crossing a street were distracted by their mobile device while doing so. Not only is this dangerous, if you are a busy person living in an urban area it is most likely inevitable. 


Check out this article in Time magazine for more on this new study.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Are Cellphones Responsible For Lowering Crime?

According to a new paper from the University of Pennsylvania the proliferation of cellphone use in the 1990's may be directly linked to the nearly one-third drop in the annual crime rate that occurred in that same period. 


From the article:

"'Given that mobile phones increase surveillance and the risks of apprehension when

 committing crimes against strangers,' the professors write, 'an expansion of this 

technology would increase the costs of crime as perceived by forward-looking criminals.' 

The devices allow for quicker reporting of crimes and, in some cases, instant 

communication of details, they point out." - via ABA

Looks like having a cellphone can be beneficial to your very safety, possibly deterring a 

criminal with the threat of quick action by police or other assistance.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Debate: How Do We Protect Children on Smartphones?

According to this article from the Wall Street Journal:


There is currently a debate brewing as to whether or not cell phone apps should automatically allow data sharing and inter connectivity when children can so easily access their product and share data without parental consent.

"The software industry is bracing for new regulations that it says will stifle creativity and saddle small businesses with legal and technical costs to ensure their cellphone apps don’t run afoul of the rules. The changes, which the FTC is expected to approve this week, would update a 14-year-old law prohibiting the collection of personal information from preteens. It raises these questions: What is the value of a child’s privacy on the Internet, and who should pay for it?" - via WSG.

What do you think? Should we give privacy the benefit of the doubt when it comes to children or should developers be able to make whatever products they choose?

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Cell Phones: Pillar of Civilization

Who would have known?

According to this article from the National Journal, cell phones help prop-up starting economies and help spur growth and progress in developing nations.


Looks like your ultimate time-suck actually helps the world become more productive.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Good News: Cell Phones Still Aren't Causing Cancer

Remember when cell phones were first popularized? The one thing everyone's mother worried about: "those darn things'll give ya cancer!"

Looks like mommy was wrong.

According to BGR a Swedish study showed no correlation between mobile phone use and the development of gliomas, a broad range of tumors that develop either in the brain or spinal chord.

"Gliomas are still not becoming more common in Scandinavia, despite more than 15 years of heavy-duty mobile phone use across a range of age groups. Among 20 to 39-year-old women, there is a slight increase of glioma cases. But among men, the number of cases has been declining since late 1980s. “Epidemiology” has an impact factor of 5.566 and it ranks as the No.4 journal in the category of “Public, Environmental and Occupational Health.” This effectively trumps all published research papers that have hinted at a link between brain cancer and mobile phone usage." - from BGR

You know what this means...unlimited phone use!

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Friday, December 7, 2012

It's Official: Android Dominates

According to a post over at comScore.com the Android OS owns 53.6% of the American smartphone market share as of quarter 3 2012, being 1.4% ahead of last quarter. This gives Google an undeniable lead over Apple's 34.3% share.

Are you one of the Android proud? Or are you looking for something to separate you from the pack?

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If you are looking to join the Android army or start a revolt against its tyranny, come to the Cell Phone Doctor for all you used phone needs!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Are You Just Like This Woman?

An interesting read, this article from CNN was written by a woman who chose to keep her "stupidphone" over all the smartphone hype.

We here at the Cell Phone Doctor offer all types of phones, ranging from "stupidphone" to smartphone. If you are like this woman and want the simplicity of an older style phone at a bargain price we have hundreds in stock. If you think this lady is crazy and you crave that hot new device we have gently used top of the line smartphones for sale as well.

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No matter whether it's "stupidphone" or smartphone, the Cell Phone Doctor can cure all of your cellphone troubles!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Did You Know: 90-Day Warranty and Free Shipping!

Ever felt like an online store was scalping you for shipping? Since when did it cost $10 to send a phone in the United States?

Here at thecellphonedoctor.com we offer a premium 90-day warranty on all phone sales and repairs with free shipping included on all phone sales! That's right, not only do you get the safety and comfort of an iron-clad warranty, if you buy a phone you don't have to pay a single cent for shipping!

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Interesting: 52% of Shoppers Used Cell Phones to Compare Prices

Just a nice daily tid-bit of information; it was reported by the Pew Research Center that 52% of customers used their cell phones to aid in holiday shopping in 2011, a trend that is likely to continue this year.

"More than half (52%) of adult cell phone owners used their cell phones while they were in a store during the 2011 holiday season to seek help with purchasing decisions.
During a 30 day period before and after Christmas 2011, 38% of cell owners called a friend for advice about a purchase they were considering; 24% looked up online reviews of a product; and, 25% checked prices to see if they could do better elsewhere." - via Pew

Interesting insight, will you use your phone to sort through the masses of advertising and deal-making this year? You can get a quality used phone right here at the cell phone doctor or you can give us one of your old phones for some much needed holiday cash here.