iPhone effect drives smartphone sales

 

The smartphone market will grow from around 10 percent of total handset sales in 2007 to 31 percent in 2013 driven by the "iPhone effect", new research predicts..

ABI Research predicts that this "meteoric growth" will be a product of operator drives to grow data revenues from advanced services, and the general trend to pushing "smart" operating systems into middle-tier devices.

The iPhone effect is "truly filtering through" the handset market as other OEMs strive to remain competitive, according to ABI.

Features that look set to proliferate and become central to enhancing user interface experiences include touch screens, touch pads and accelerometers facilitating tilt and shock sensing, as well as haptics providing tactile feedback.

Stuart Carlaw, vice president at ABI Research, said: "Smart operating systems are continually being optimised to run on processors with lower performance.

"There is a strategic move to support smart operating systems in single chip midrange devices in order to unlock more data revenues.

"The market is currently dominated by Nokia and Symbian. However, the coalescence of the framework wars in the Linux environment, and the growing stature of Windows Mobile, will enable new competitors to put pressure on this established axis."

Copyright ©v3.co.uk


 
 
 
Top Stories
Coalition's NBN cost-benefit study finds in favour of MTM
FTTP costs too much, would take too long.
 
Who'd have picked a BlackBerry for the Internet of Things?
[Blog] BlackBerry has a more secure future in the physical world.
 
Will Nutanix be outflanked before reaching IPO?
VMware muscles in on storage startup in hyper-converged infrastructure.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest articles on BIT Latest Articles from BIT
Looking for storage? Seagate has five new small business NAS devices
Aug 22, 2014
Seagate has announced a new portfolio of Networked Attached Storage (NAS) solutions specifically ...
Run a small business in western Sydney?
Aug 15, 2014
This event might be of interest if you're looking to meet other people with a similar interest ...
Buying a tablet? Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 goes on sale this month
Aug 8, 2014
Microsoft has announced its Surface Pro 3 will go on sale in Australia on 28 August from ...
Apple's top MacBook Pro with Retina is now cheaper
Aug 1, 2014
Apple has updated its MacBook Pro range with faster processors and new pricing, including ...
Pass on carbon tax savings, warns ACCC
Jul 24, 2014
The ACCC is warning businesses that supply "regulated goods" to pass on any cost savings ...
Latest Comments
Polls
Which is the most prevalent cyber attack method your organisation faces?




   |   View results
Phishing and social engineering
  69%
 
Advanced persistent threats
  3%
 
Unpatched or unsupported software vulnerabilities
  11%
 
Denial of service attacks
  6%
 
Insider threats
  11%
TOTAL VOTES: 619

Vote