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Forecast Overview: Devices, Worldwide, 2014 Update

Published: 28 March 2014

ID: G00262848

Analyst(s): CK Lu , Tracy Tsai , Roberta Cozza , Annette Jump , Lillian Tay, Bruno Lakehal , Jason Chapman, Ranjit Atwal , William Lutman, Tuong Nguyen , Annette Zimmermann


This Forecast Overview provides the backbone support for the 2014 devices forecast for anyone looking for insight beyond the numbers. The document provides the underlying foundational assumptions Gartner believes will have influence over the device market.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Market Description

Foundational Assumptions

  • Replacement Demand
  • Transfers and Upgrades
  • New Device Adoption
  • Product Design and Pricing
  • Changes in Consumer Behavior
  • Technology Road Maps

Market Model or Methodology

  • Segmentation and Consumer Behavior
  • Influencing Factors
    • New Products and Technology
    • Changes in Consumer Behavior
    • Device Adoption
    • Life Cycles
    • Replacements, Transfers and Upgrades

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