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Worldwide Mobile Phone 2013---2017 Forecast Update: December 2013

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This IDC Forecast Update presents the five-year forecast for mobile phone shipments worldwide by device vendors. It is part of IDC's continuing research with respect to mobile phones, inclusive of smartphones. The findings in this document are based on information gathered from primary and secondary sources during the past three months.

Table of Contents

IDC Opinion

In This Forecast Update

  • Methodology
    • Primary Data Sources
    • Secondary Sources
    • IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker
  • Situation Overview
    • Vendors
    • Feature Phones Versus Smartphones
    • Air Interfaces

Future Outlook

  • Forecast and Assumptions
    • Worldwide Mobile Phone Forecast
    • Mobile Phone Forecast by Device Type
      • Feature Phones
      • Smartphones
    • Mobile Phone Forecast by Air Interface Group
      • CDMA
      • GSM
      • iDEN
      • UMTS/WCDMA
      • 4G
  • Market Context

Essential Guidance

  • Channels Matter ---
  • --- But the Carrier Is Still King
  • Displays Evolve ---
  • --- But Little Else Does, Giving Rise to Opportunities
  • Emerging Markets as Important as Ever
  • Battery Life

Learn More

  • Related Research

List of Tables

  • Table: Top 3 Assumptions for the Worldwide Mobile Phone Market, 2013---2017
  • Table: Key Forecast Assumptions for the Worldwide Mobile Phone Market, 2013---2017
  • Table: Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipments by Region, 2012---2017 (M)
  • Table: Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipments by Device Type, 2012---2017 (M)
  • Table: Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipments by Air Interface, 2012---2017 (M)
  • Table: Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipments by Air Interface Group, 2012---2017 (M)
  • Table: Worldwide Feature Phone Shipments by Air Interface, 2012---2017 (M)
  • Table: Worldwide Feature Phone Shipments by Air Interface Group, 2012---2017 (M)
  • Table: Worldwide Smartphone Shipments by Air Interface, 2012---2017 (M)
  • Table: Worldwide Smartphone Shipments by Air Interface Group, 2012---2017 (M)
  • Table: Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipments by Region, 2008---2017: Comparison of September 2013 and December 2013 (M)

List of Figures

  • Figure: Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipment Share by Top 5 Vendor, 3Q12
  • Figure: Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipment Share by Top 5 Vendor, 3Q13
  • Figure: Worldwide Feature Phone Shipment Share by Top 5 vendor, 3Q12 and 3Q13
  • Figure: Worldwide Smartphone Shipment Share by Top 5 Vendor, 3Q12 and 3Q13
  • Figure: Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipment Share by Air Interface Group, 3Q12 and 3Q13
  • Figure: Worldwide Feature Phone Shipment Share by Air Interface Group, 3Q12 and 3Q13
  • Figure: Worldwide Smartphone Shipment Share by Air Interface Group, 3Q12 and 3Q13
  • Figure: Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipments, 2012---2017
  • Figure: Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipments by Region, 2012---2017
  • Figure: Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipments by Device Type, 2012---2017
  • Figure: Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipment Share by Device Type, 2012---2017
  • Figure: Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipments by Air Interface Group, 2012---2017
  • Figure: Worldwide Feature Phone Shipments by Air Interface Group, 2012---2017
  • Figure: Worldwide Smartphone Shipments by Air Interface Group, 2012---2017
  • Figure: Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipments, 2008---2017: Comparison of September 2013 and December 2013 Forecasts
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