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Forecast Analysis: Devices, Worldwide, 2Q14 Update

Published: 11 August 2014

ID: G00263705

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


Basic ultramobile tablet growth has begun to moderate, while PCs make a relative recovery. Utility tablets will gain as late-adopter consumers seek lower-priced devices. Premium phones will grow due to lower price points, and basic phones through 4G upgrades in China.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact

  • Total Device Market: Meeting Users' Needs
    • Ultramobiles Drive Growth
    • More Choice of Premium Ultramobiles
    • Lower Price Points See Invigorated Demand


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

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