Market Definitions and Methodology: PCs, Ultramobiles and Mobile Phones

Foundational Refreshed: 01 December 2017 | Published: 17 February 2017 ID: G00323989

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This market definition guide is the 2017 update on changes in market segmentation, regions, device definitions and technologies for PCs, ultramobiles and mobile phones.

Table of Contents

  • What You Need to Know
  • Introduction
  • Methodology for Buyer Behavioral Rankings
  • Metrics
  • High-Level Definitions and Segmentation
    • Desk-Based
    • Notebook
    • Ultramobile
      • Premium Ultramobile
      • Basic Ultramobile
      • Utility Ultramobile
    • Mobile Phones
      • Premium Phone
      • Basic Phone
      • Utility Phone
    • Mobile OS Definitions
    • Technology Split Definitions
    • Definitions for Business and Consumer Markets
    • Definition of Average Selling Price (ASP)
    • Definition of Installed Base
    • Geographic Segmentation
      • Eastern Europe
      • Emerging Asia/Pacific
      • Eurasia
      • Latin America
      • Greater China
      • Mature Asia/Pacific
      • Middle East and North Africa
      • North America
      • Sub-Saharan Africa
      • Western Europe
    • Market Share Methodology
    • ASP Market Share Methodology
    • Vendor Revenue Profile
    • Forecast Methodology
      • Influencing Factors
      • New Products and Technology
      • Changes in Consumer Behavior
      • Device Adoption
      • Life Cycles
      • Replacements, Transfers and Upgrades
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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