Smartphones Under the Spotlight

Portio Research has released its report, Smartphone Futures 2010-2014. The report notes that, against the odds, the Smartphone market achieved growth during the turbulent economic slowdown of 2008-2009. While worldwide handset shipments shrank during this period, Smartphone shipments grew, driven primarily by the demand in the developed markets of N. America and Europe. Smartphones now account for 13.8% of total worldwide handset shipments during 2009, and this figure looks set to grow to 24.9% by end-2014.
The report examines the evolving worldwide mobile handset industry and the rapid growth of the Smartphone segment. Smartphone shipments are expected to grow at an impressive CAGR of 18.5% during 2009-2014, compared to a forecast CAGR of only 5.3% for the broader overall mobile handset market. The report forecasts future growth, but also segments the industry today, looking at how the market has performed in 2009 and at how things can be expected to develop in 2010.
The report also considers the competitive strengths and weaknesses of the major vendors, and looks at the broader Smartphone eco-system, including key devices, the success of app stores, operating systems and OS market share and how these key elements come together. 
The report costs 995 for a 1 – 5 user PDF team licence; 1,795 for a small or medium-size PDF company licence; or 2,495 for a large, corporate PDF unlimited licence.
Theres more information about the report here.

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