Monday, May 16, 2011

low-priced Android smartphone

Shipments and sales of Android-based mobile phones exploded in 2010, with total shipments for the year exceeding 66 million units and Android leaping into the number two smartphone platform spot with a market share of more than 23%. Looking ahead into 2011, Android phone shipments are set to better the twofold growth achieved in 2010, leaving Android as the final victor in the battle for supremacy among smartphone platforms.
One of the main factors in the growth of Android phone shipments in 2011 is that numerous of chip manufacturers are competing to launch low-priced reference turnkey solutions, allowing for a large number of unlocked handsets with no carrier subsidies to reach the market at retail prices of less than US$150 or even US$100, creating a virtual stampede for market share in emerging markets. Shipments of budget Android phones priced at around the US$150 mark numbered just 2.5-3 million units in 2010, the vast majority of which were split between ZTE and Huawei.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Wi-Fi Direct

Wi-Fi Direct is a game-changing new technology enabling Wi-Fi devices to connect directly, making it simple and convenient to do things like print, share, synch and display. Products bearing the Wi-Fi Direct certification mark can connect to one another without joining a traditional home, office or hotspot network.


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

OTT Helping Drive STB Sales

Times they are a changing! According to a market share and forecast report put out by Infonetics Research, STB shipments are forecasted to increase by 25% by 2015, despite a 1% quarter-over-quarter dip in worldwide STB sales in 4Q10. As the cost of STB boxes continue to fall, projected revenues from STB sales are expected to decline 5% by 2015. In contrast, OTT media server revenue is forecast to grow to $1.16 billion in 2015, according to Infonetics.