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Forecast Analysis: Devices, Worldwide, 1Q14 Update

Published: 01 May 2014

ID: G00262819

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

Summary

Tablets and phones continue to drive growth in devices. Utility tablet sales have increased across many countries in the second half of 2013 as phones continue to come down the pricing curve. Features once found only in premium categories are now in basic phones and are entering utility phones.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact

  • Total Device Market: Meeting Users' Needs
  • Ultramobiles Drive Growth
    • Android Increases Its Presence
    • Hybrids Need Windows 8
  • Mobile Phone and New Products

Assumptions

  • Product Design and Pricing
  • Changes in Consumer Behaviors
  • Technology Road Maps

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