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.
In July 2008, the TransferJet Consortium was granted clearance from the tower and took flight into the wireless connectivity sky. Spearheaded by Sony, the recent announcement outlines an agreement to form a consortium to develop specifications for interconnecting products. Such specifications will use TransferJet, a new interoperable wireless transfer technology that enables the rapid transfer of high resolution video, music, and images. The TransferJet Consortium plans to promote a wide range of products and services incorporating TransferJet technology. Its aim is to accelerate the adoption of TransferJet throughout the consumer electronics industry.