Heavier is not the right direction for tablets, and this bucks the trend of competing Android models
, which keep shaving weight off of their previous heights of 1.
Tom Kang, Director at Strategy Analytics, added, "China's rapid growth has been driven by an increasing availability of smartphones in retail channels, aggressive subsidizing by operators of high-end models like the Apple iPhone, and an emerging wave of low-cost Android models
from local Chinese brands such as ZTE.
Dubai: Dubai-based regional Blackberry distributor, Emitac Mobile Solutions (EMS), aims to cash in on the growing smartphone segment by launching five new Android models
However, cheaper Android models
that are available for $200 or less have been driving shipments of smartphones to China.
Owners of any phone using mobile operating systems including Android, BlackBerry OS, iOS, Series 40, Symbian, and Windows Phone could thus message each other without facing the frustrating compatibility issues that plague text messaging between popular smartphones like iPhones and Android models
Smartphone sales will account for 27% of total handset sell-through, with demand for inexpensive Android models
driving the majority of sales.
Unnecto also invited visitors to test out its two Android models
, the 2G Drone and the all-new 3G Quattro.
Eroded by Android models
, iPad's long-term market share will drop to around 50%.
Smartphones will be a key growth area and are forecast to accounfor more than 50% of the US market handset sales for the first time in 2011, with Android models
the fastest growing handset market segment.
With its chips in the vast majority of the world's smartphones, including both Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) iOS and Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Android models
, Qualcomm's predictions of an especially strong current quarter are a bellwether.
Smartphones will be a key growth area and are forecast to account for more than 50% of the US market handset sales for the first time in 2011, with Android models
the fastest growing handset market segment and accounting for the largest proportion of sales in 2011.
HTC will still be subject to royalty payments; this will add US$13 to the selling prices of the relevant Android models
in the U.