More 3G or 4G Capable Phones will be Sold this Year
Forecaster is guessing a value of more than 50 % of mobile phones.
Jake Saunders, vice president of ABI Research said that “As the festive cheer of the holiday season dies away, the mood among handset vendors remain quietly confident regarding 2012. The outlook will yield growth in the order of 8%, netting 1.67 billion handsets shipped worldwide by the end of 2012. Particularly notable is for the first time, 3G and 4G handset shipments will capture more than 50% of total handsets shipped.”
In addition, ABI Research said that Samsung is on its feet to push its devices into emerging markets while Apple is keeping an eye in Brazil, South America and China. “North America may only represent 15% of feature and smartphone units shipped globally, but due to the high proportion of high-end smartphone sales, it constitutes 40% of total smartphones sold by value. It underscores what is at stake in the patent battles between Apple, Samsung, Motorola, Google, HTC, Microsoft, and even British Telecom,” Kevin Burden vice president and practice director, mobile devices said in a statement.View Article Source »