MOST TRUSTED NEWSWIRE PRESS RELEASE DISTRIBUTION
PRTODAY / NewswireToday press release distribution service network
Written by / Agency / Source: Futuresource Consulting Ltd
Check Ads Availability|e-mail Article

Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!

Futuresource Consulting Publishes New Study on Smartphones Market - Despite the increasing overlap between mobile phone functionality and other handheld devices, consumers are still purchasing standalone cameras, sat navs, personal media players and handheld gaming devices, according to Futuresource Consulting
Futuresource Consulting Publishes New Study on Smartphones Market

 

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Dunstable, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom, 2010/01/06 - Despite the increasing overlap between mobile phone functionality and other handheld devices, consumers are still purchasing standalone cameras, sat navs, personal media players and handheld gaming devices, according to Futuresource Consulting.

   
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Consulting / Market Research Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

Despite the increasing overlap between mobile phone functionality and other handheld devices, consumers are still purchasing standalone cameras, sat navs, personal media players and handheld gaming devices, according to a new convergence report from Futuresource Consulting.
“Right now, the functionality and quality of dedicated products can far exceed that of multi-function gadgets,” says David Luu, Senior Market Analyst at Futuresource. “Features like optical zoom and image stabilisation in cameras or embedded maps in personal navigation devices are seen as key value-add differentiators, and still drive consumers to make that purchase. However, it won’t be long before the continued rise of the smartphone will have a major impact on the handheld device landscape.
“Last year, mobile phone ownership exceeded four billion users - which equates to nearly 60% of the world’s population. And in the face of a handset market which is slowing on the whole, smartphone sales are rising fast, with our year-end forecasts for 2009 showing smartphone sales representing 17% of total handset shipments. By 2013, more than one billion people will own a smartphone.”
The smartphone segment consists of a group of highly disruptive converged devices, with programmable OS, continually improving functionality, wireless networking capabilities and a younger reach that will hinder the growth of dedicated devices. Standalone products that survive will be increasingly differentiated by their form factor (a smartphone user may want to own a miniaturised media player for use when exercising, for example) and their unique attributes (such as the use of e-ink for electronic books, which can display large areas of static text while drawing very little or no power).
“The iPhone raised the bar in terms of smartphone impact, especially for media players and casual gaming,” says Luu. “Continued smartphone development and the trend towards cloud computing may also start to nibble away at the laptop and netbook market, but it’s unlikely we’ll see any impact here for three to four years at least. Inherent limitations for the smartphone are screen size, lack of full size keyboard, storage shortfalls and battery life, which is why consumers see computers as essential products to own today. Shorter term we’re going to experience the rise of the apps market, which many see as a new gold rush, especially for games and amusement.”

Handheld Device Convergence is a 70-page strategic report focusing on the impact of convergence across the spectrum of handheld devices, drawing on Futuresource Consulting’s continuous global research services covering key segments such as digital consumer electronics, digital imaging and digital content distribution. For more information or to purchase this report, please contact David Luu on +44 (0) 1582 500 157 or via email at david.luu[.]futuresource-hq.com.

Save the date
The Futuresource Entertainment Summit
10–11 June 2010, London, UK
Addressing the business opportunities presented by new home entertainment technologies, platforms and delivery systems, this year’s conference focuses on the strategic impact of 3D, the rise of IP connected devices and the changing face of retail, plus revenue stream development and optimisation for Blu-ray and online content services.

Futuresource Consulting is a specialist research and knowledge-based consulting company, providing its clients with expertise in consumer electronics, digital imaging, entertainment media, broadcast, optical manufacturing, storage media and IT.

Authorised use of information
All information provided by Futuresource in any form is proprietary information that belongs to Futuresource and is protected by UK and international copyright law. Except as outlined below, direct or indirect reproduction of information, in whole or in part and by any means, is prohibited without the express written consent of Futuresource.

Members of the press may use a press release in its entirety or take segments from it as necessary; they may also use a graph, a slide, or a section of a supplied research report less than fifty words long, provided all text is identified as “Source: Futuresource” and all graphics are credited with “Futuresource, copyright 2010”.

 
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Consulting / Market Research Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

Written by / Agency / Source: Futuresource Consulting Ltd

 
 

Availability: All Regions (Including Int'l)

 

Traffic Booster: [/] Quick NewswireToday Visibility Checker

 

Distribution / Indexing: [+]

 
 
# # #
 
 
  Your Banner Ad showing on ALL
Consulting / Market Research articles,
CATCH Visitors via Your Competitors Announcements!


Futuresource Consulting Publishes New Study on Smartphones Market

Company website links NOT available to basic submissions
It is OK to republish and/or LINK any newswire for any legitimate media purpose as long as you name NewswireToday and LINK as the source.
 
Publisher Contact: Andy C. Watson - Futuresource-hq.com 
01582 500169 andy.watson[.]futuresource-hq.com
 
Newswire Today - PRZOOM / PRTODAY disclaims any content contained in this article. If you need/wish to contact the company who published the current release, you will need to contact them - NOT us. Issuers of articles are solely responsible for the accuracy of their content. Our complete disclaimer appears here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Issuance, publication or distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions could be subject to restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release and the information herein in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations in the particular jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer or an offering to acquire or subscribe for any Futuresource Consulting Ltd securities in any jurisdiction including any other companies listed or named in this release.

Consulting / Market Research via RSSAdd NewswireToday - PRZOOM Headline News to FeedBurner
Find who RetweetFollow @NewswireTODAY

Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!


Read Latest Articles From Futuresource Consulting Ltd / Company Profile


Read Consulting / Market Research Most Recent Related Newswires:

Kantar Launches an Online Oncology Platform to Support Physicians During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Frost & Sullivan and Integrated Intelligence Services (IIS Holding) Partner to Support Qatar’s Growth as an Innovation Hub
Kantar Acquires Mavens of London to Expand Digital Consultancy Offering
Kantar Announce Strategic Steps to Scale Client Impact in Australia
Global Augmented Analytics Market Forecast 2019-2027 Reports Inkwood Research
The Global FRP Pipe Market is Growing At 4.48% CAGR through 2027 Finds Inkwood Research
Compensation Consulting Responds to Global Trends with Data-Driven and Innovative Strategies
Aricent to Become Altran
Macromill, Inc. Acquires Southeast Asian Marketing Research Firm, W&S Holdings Co., Ltd
Kantar Moves To Single Brand
Kantar Marketplace Goes Live, Delivering Smart, On-demand Insights Globally
Ventana Research Names Infor Birst An Overall Leader in its 2019 Mobile Analytics and Business Intelligence Value Index
Kantar Joins Board of Movin’ On LAB to Advance Sustainable Mobility
Kantar Announces Kantar Marketplace, New On-demand Research and Insights Store
ALM’s Consulting Magazine Unveils the Profession’s Fastest Growing Firms for 2018

Boost Your Social Network
& Crowdfunding Campaigns


LIFETIME SOCIAL MEDIA WALL
NewswireToday Celebrates 10 Years in Business


PREMIUM Members


Visit  BizJobs.com

Visit  JobsWare.com





 
  ©2020 NewswireToday — Limelon Advertising, Co.
Home | About | Advertise/Pricing | Contact | Investors | Privacy/TOS | Sitemap | FRANCAIS
newswire, PR press releases distribution service magazines engine news alert newsroom press room breaking news public relations articles company news alerts newswiredistribution ezine bizentrepreneur biznewstoday digital business report market search pr firms agencies reports distri-bution today investor relation successful internet entrepreneurs newswire distribution prtoday.com newswiredistribution asianewstoday bizwiretoday USA pr UK today - NOT affiliated with PRNewswire as we declined their partnership offer in 2013
 
PRTODAY & NewswireTODAY are NOT affiliated with USA TODAY (usatoday.com)