Forecast Analysis: Mobile Devices, Worldwide, 2008-2015, 4Q11 Update


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We have lowered our 2011 and 2012 forecasts as the economic environment in Western Europe and neighboring regions is becoming more volatile. Worldwide sales will reach 1.9 billion units in 2012, while sales of devices with open operating systems will reach 633 million to represent 33% of the market.

Table of Contents

  • Assumptions
    • New Sales and Replacement Sales
    • Device Type
    • Technology
  • Analysis
    • Competitive Landscape
    • What Has Changed
    • Factors Driving These Changes
    • Charts Summarizing Recent Forecast Iterations
    • A Reminder of Our Segmentation
    • Mobile Device Definitions
  • Market Model
    • Forecast Components
      • Unit Sales to End Users
      • ASP
    • Influencing Factors
      • New Sales
      • Replacement Sales
      • Retirements
    • Connections
  • Recommended Reading
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