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Vendors and Telcos Evolve their Strategies to Address the Mobile Handset Slowdown

Focus on META for New Growth, Accessories, Dedicated Online Stores and Open-Channel Brands. This blog entry expands on and discusses some of the new findings from Futuresource’s most recent analysis of the mobile market.2016 marks a significant point in terms of handsets sales, with smartphone growth expected to fall below 10% for the first time t ...

Brexit - What Might be the Implications for the CE Market?

Last week's decision by the UK to exit the European Union raises many questions for the consumer electronics industry. The most fundamental being – what impact will this have on sales? To answer this accurately implies knowledge of the impact it will have on the economy, on prices, on household disposable income and on consumer confidence. All of t ...

Apple Helps Wearables Revenue Accelerate Year-on-Year, While Migrates to Smartwatches, and Dedicated Fitness Revenues Slow

Following the release of the latest Futuresource WW Wearables Report we would like to share some of the topline trends, data points and market shares in the wearables market. In Q1 2016, worldwide revenue for wearable devices surged 133% to nearly $6 billion (at retail) year-on-year, fuelled by connected watches, notably as Apple Watch passes its 1 ...

High End Photography Market Remains Robust Despite Collapse of Entry-Level

The steep declines in camera sales over recent years (30% y-o-y), due to the ill-effects of smartphone cannibalisation, are showing some signs of softening, which could suggest the market is set to ‘bottom out’ over the next few years to serve the needs of a segment of the population who appreciate the unique benefits of dedicated cameras including ...

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