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Big changes ahead for mobile phone market: Strategy Analytics

Research firm Strategy Analytics has identified key trends expected to emerge in the mobile handset industry over t...


January 18, 2008  


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Research firm Strategy Analytics has identified key trends expected to emerge in the mobile handset industry over the next 10 years. Important developments will include revolutionary designs and a more intuitive user-interface.

According to Neil Mawston, associate director at Strategy Analytics, such new form factors as the transformer and rollable displays will revolutionize media phone design and by 2018, every handset will effectively be a smartphone with a wide screen, sizeable keyboard and dense battery.

Other key trends identified from this latest Strategy Analytics’ latest report include:

* Consumers will routinely be able to design, purchase, update and repair their own cell phones online.

* Mobile Device Management (MDM) will be widespread.

* Multi-radio chipsets will be the norm. Most handsets will contain an array of WAN, MAN, LAN and PAN radios. Some high-tier devices may carry more than 10 radios by 2018.