Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
DrQuine
User Rank
CEO
re: Smartphones projected to be majority of handsets shipped in 2013
DrQuine   8/29/2012 11:02:15 PM
NO RATINGS
SmartPhone adoption is experiencing positive feedback growth as media buzz and user experiences shared with friends increase demand. When telephone contracts last 1 or 2 years, people must question whether they want to be locked out of the market with their next mobile phone.

docdivakar
User Rank
CEO
re: Smartphones projected to be majority of handsets shipped in 2013
docdivakar   8/29/2012 8:46:11 PM
NO RATINGS
Honestly I don't see how some of the handset vendors continue to stay in business... it is largely the carriers that are making money and the handset makers are seeing big losses: http://businesstech.co.za/news/electronics/20428/zte-expects-massive-quarterly-loss/ Some of the marketing models now common in Asian countries (like life time incoming calls free and no expiry date on prepaid phones with no currency left!) will have to change for smartphone usage. This will be a tough sell. MP Divakar

eewiz
User Rank
CEO
re: Smartphones projected to be majority of handsets shipped in 2013
eewiz   8/29/2012 10:27:25 AM
NO RATINGS
A decent/easy to use smartphone with a 50-80$ price tag will speed up the adoption. I have tried some of the current 100-150$ smart phones from Asian vendors and they are not impressive in user experience. The user in the lower segment need a much more simpler UI than the expensive phones and not just cheap HW with stock Android slapped on to it.

mcgrathdylan
User Rank
Blogger
re: Smartphones projected to be majority of handsets shipped in 2013
mcgrathdylan   8/29/2012 12:48:04 AM
NO RATINGS
In my opinion, this is not really a big surprise. We've seen the popularity of smartphones go through the roof and stay there. Perhaps the one thing that fewer people saw coming were the price declines and the rise of low-end smartphones, making it more realistic for people in developing countries. At the same time, there are still people that believe the feature phone has legs. http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4391002/The-Feature-Phone-Rises--Again-



Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Want to Present a Paper at ESC Boston 2015?
Max Maxfield
8 comments
I tell you, I need more hours in each day. If I was having any more fun, there would have to be two of me to handle it all. For example, I just heard that I'm going to be both a speaker ...

Martin Rowe

No 2014 Punkin Chunkin, What Will You Do?
Martin Rowe
Post a comment
American Thanksgiving is next week, and while some people watch (American) football all day, the real competition on TV has become Punkin Chunkin. But there will be no Punkin Chunkin on TV ...

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
12 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Martin Rowe

Book Review: Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design
Martin Rowe
1 Comment
Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design, Third Edition, by Michel Mardiguian. Contributions by Donald L. Sweeney and Roger Swanberg. List price: $89.99 (e-book), $119 (hardcover).