The good folks at Pyramid Research have identified the trends they expect to see during 2012. These include:
- Tablet sales rise and prices fall as focus shifts to international markets. This trend is expected to follow the lead of Amazon’s Kindle Fire.
- NFC-enable smartphones will see the rise expected in 2011. The slower-than-expected uptake will be bolstered by large MNOs launching commercial NFC services.
- Emerging markets will make up 70% of mobile phone sales, especially the Chinese and Indian markets.
- Apple will experience declining smartphone market share due to demand for inexpensive handsets.