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TMCNet:  Industry Analyst Jeff Kagan on Smartphone Coming Second Half of Year

[April 11, 2014]

Industry Analyst Jeff Kagan on Smartphone Coming Second Half of Year

(PR Web Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 announced today they will start selling their own smartphone during the second half of this year, says USA Today, Apr. 11.

Industry analyst Jeff Kagan offers comment.

"Congratulations to for thinking outside the box. If this is a hit it could be great news for both and their customers. It could be another Kindle like business. However it takes much more than just making an announcement, even by a winner like to be successful in wireless," says Wireless analyst Jeff Kagan.

"Some companies like Apple, Google and Samsung are very successful in the smartphone space. However many more companies are trying with very little success. The next biggest player is Microsoft Nokia and they only have a few percent market share," says Tech analyst Kagan.

"Remember just a year or two ago when Facebook launched their smartphone. It failed. Also remember a few short years ago when the cable television industry thought they could enter and succeed in the wireless business? They failed as well. So they sold their spectrum to Verizon Wireless. So wireless has a history of rewarding only some companies," says Principal analyst Kagan.

"Will be a big winner on the wireless front, or will they fail like Facebook, Comcast, Time Warner Telecom, Cox and many other handset makers as well. I hope does well. We'll just have to wait and see," says Kagan.

About Jeff Kagan Jeff Kagan is a Technology Industry Analyst, consultant and columnist. He is regularly quoted by the media and shares his opinion in many ways over 25 years.

He offers comment to reporters and journalists on wireless, telecom, Internet, cable television, IPTV and other tech news stories.

Kagan is also known as a Tech Analyst, Wireless Analyst, Telecom Analyst and Principal Analyst.

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Clients: Contact Jeff Kagan to discuss briefing him or becoming a consulting client.

Contact: Jeff Kagan by email at jeff(at)jeffKAGAN(dot)com or by phone at 770-579-5810.

Visit his website: at to learn more and for disclosures.

Twitter: Follow him at @jeffkagan Read the full story at (c) 2014 PRWEB.COM Newswire

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