The Wearables and Devices sector delivers detailed analysis of the smartphone, tablet, and wearables industries with research extending from the underpinning enabling technologies implemented in future mobile devices to the demand and supply dynamics at work in the world’s markets. While these mobile devices create the largest global consumer electronics market, providing myriad opportunities, it also provides some of the toughest challenges for vendors as segments of the market mature. To counter this development, the practice provides an understanding of the next phase of growth in the mobile devices sector utilizing key segmentations, market data, and forecasts. Essential research areas to aid this understanding includes enterprise applications, mobile broadband adoption, the effects of new developing business models, demand shifts to the replacement market, the transformative impact of core enabling technologies (such as flexible displays, energy harvesting, array cameras, and smart biometrics), and new revenue opportunities in modular devices and smart accessories.
Smartphones are becoming ever more popular as service providers offer attractive data rate plans coupled with an increased selection of devices. Of course, the availability of iconic devices such as the Apple iPhone and new Samsung Instinct has done a lot to bring attention to the market. The forecast for smartphone use is predicted to steadily increase as time goes by. This all sounds great but there is something wrong with this picture. It’s not a deal-breaker, though it continually lurks in the background: and that something is battery life. No matter what brand of smartphone, battery life remains at the top of the list of frustrations and complaints. A brief visit to any of the myriad service provider and brand forums clearly shows that this is a major issue for users.