The mobile phone industry is on the cusp of an important phase of development as enhanced technologies and innovative user interfaces and experiences seek to breathe new life into the market. In this ‘post-smartphone’ era, the market is braced to provide more immersive touch-less experiences, with many new interfaces developing through artificial intelligence and gesture control. ABI Research has categorized 10 major mobile industry ecosystem companies and value creators based on comparative evaluation and benchmarking of 4 main areas, including patent trends, R&D and acquisitions. This assessment gave participants insight into who is best placed to take full advantage of this future paradigm and gain a better understand of which companies are set to lead this next wave of technological transformation.
- Why is the smartphone market set to go through a transformational change, and what will this change look like?
- Which companies are set to lead and drive this next wave of technological transformation in the smartphone market?
- Who is best placed to take full advantage of this future paradigm and why?
- What are the comparative strengths and weaknesses of 10 of the world’s top value creators?
- What else can be done to affect this change and what will the future competitive landscape in the smartphone market look like?