Ultra Mobile Devices in the US Market

The hottest new mobile devices - media tablets - are part of the ultra-mobile device (UMD) market that includes numerous innovations over the past four years, such as mobile Internet devices (MIDs), ultra-mobile PCs (UMPCs), and netbook computers. Each form-factor has been replacing itself with a radically different mobile computing concept every 24 months. One of the leading countries behind the UMD charge is the United States. This study analyzes trends for UMDs in the US. While quickly surpassing shipments of legacy MIDs and UMPCs, how long will it take before media tablets overtake netbooks? What distribution and sales channels are having the greatest impact and how will that trend change over time? What are the attach rates by operating system, applications processor, and connectivity?

Table of Contents

  • Top Line Forecast
  • 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • 1.1. Overview
    • 1.2. Market Drivers
    • 1.3. Market Inhibitors
    • 1.4. Key Findings and Strategic Recommendations
    • 1.5. Market Forecast
  • 2. MARKET ISSUES
    • 2.1. UMD and Segment Definitions
    • 2.2. Presentation of UMD Market Data in This Study
    • 2.3. Distribution and Sales Channels
    • 2.4. Direct from Manufacturer
    • 2.5. Retail / E-commerce
    • 2.6. Mobile Network Operator
    • 2.7. US Channel Distribution: Ultra Mobile Devices
    • 2.8. US Channel Distribution: Media Tablets
    • 2.9. US Channel Distribution: Netbooks
    • 2.10. Average Selling Price
    • 2.11. US ASP: Ultra-mobile Devices
    • 2.12. US ASP: Media Tablets
    • 2.13. US ASP: Netbooks
  • 3. TECHNOLOGY ISSUES
    • 3.1. Application Processors
    • 3.2. UMDs
    • 3.3. Media Tablets
    • 3.4. Netbooks
    • 3.5. Operating System Software
    • 3.6. UMDs
    • 3.7. Media Tablets
    • 3.8. Netbooks
    • 3.9. Connectivity
    • 3.10. UMDs
    • 3.11. Media Tablets
    • 3.12. Netbooks
  • 4. VENDOR LANDSCAPE
    • 4.1. UMD Vendor Market Share (United States Only)
  • 5. MARKET FORECASTS
    • 5.1. Methodology
    • 5.2. Assumptions
    • 5.3. Market Segment Forecasts
    • 5.4. Unit Shipment Volumes and Forecast
    • 5.5. UMDs
    • 5.6. Media Tablets
    • 5.7. Netbooks
    • 5.8. UMPCs
    • 5.9. MIDs
    • 5.10. Shipment Revenue Volumes and Forecast
    • 5.11. UMDs
    • 5.12. Media Tablets
    • 5.13. Netbooks
    • 5.14. UMPCs
    • 5.15. MIDs
  • 6. COMPANY DIRECTORY
  • 7. ACRONYMS
    • 7.1. Scope of Study
    • 7.2. Sources and Methodology
    • 7.3. Notes

Charts

  1. UMD Shipments and Revenues in the United States, Forecast: 2009 to 2016
  2. Ultra Mobile Device Shipments and Revenues
  3. Ultra Mobile Device ASP, by Form-Factor
  4. Ultra Mobile Device Shipments, by Distribution Channel
  5. Ultra Mobile Device Shipments, by Applications Processor
  6. Ultra Mobile Device Shipments, by Operating System
  7. Ultra Mobile Device Shipments, Wi-Fi Penetration
  8. Ultra Mobile Device Shipments, Bluetooth Penetration
  9. Ultra Mobile Device Shipments, WWAN Penetration
  10. Ultra Mobile Device Shipments, WWAN Penetration by Air Interface Protocol
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Research Information

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Publish Date
3Q 2011
Code
RR-USMD-11
Research Type
Research Report Report
Pages
45