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Friday, September 28th 2007 - 11:00 CEST
Revenue from shipments of removable memory cards for handsets is expected to be over $7 billion in 2007, compared with $5 billion expected from headset shipments including both Bluetooth and wired headsets, according to a recent study from ABI Research. Memory cards will continue to be the highest revenue-generating mobile phone accessory category over the next five years. ABI Research industry analyst Shailendra Pandey says, “With few exceptions, memory cards for handsets are bought by users separately from the handset purchase, whereas an increasing number of headsets are now being supplied inbox with the handsets.”
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Wednesday, August 15th 2007 - 10:32 CEST
ABI Research announced the launch of a new source of business intelligence for the wireless industry, the Business Mobility Research Service. Like the company’s other Research Services, it provides a bundle of research and analysis products that blend strategic industry assessment with robust quantitative data. These include individual Research Reports and ABI Insights, along with highly granular Market Data and analyst inquiry support.
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Friday, August 3rd 2007 - 20:15 CEST
Estimates of Apple iPhone shipment volumes in the first weekend they were available have ranged from 140 thousand units to 500 thousand iPhone units depending upon who was asked. Meanwhile, ABI Research forecasts that the smartphone market segment will grow from 218 million units in 2007 to 426 million units in 2012. Now that we have a little distance from the launch, it’s time to ask: “Will the Apple iPhone change the smartphone market?” According to Stuart Carlaw, wireless research director at ABI Research, the answer is a qualified - Yes. “The Apple iPhone will not revolutionize the smartphone market,” he says, “but it is a significant evolutionary step forward.
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