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Global Portable Devices Industry

An important segment of the consumer electronics industry, portable communication and computing devices are becoming increasingly vital as people adopt lifestyles with greater need for connectivity. Widely used portable device products include smartphones, cellphones, pocket organizers, laptops and handhelds.

China’s portable digital device market is recording steady growth after the worldwide recession, with the majority of suppliers investing to maximize capacity. China has an 80% share of the world digital camera and portable DVD player market.

Key Portable Devices Market Categories

As portable devices are used on a more widespread basis, the global mobile security market continues to grow in tandem. The mobile security market is fuelled by increasing numbers of rogue apps, ID theft, malware, SMS fraud and data theft. Leading companies include McAfee, Panda Security, AVG, Lookout, Vodafone, Mobile Security Labs, SmrtGuard and BullGuard.

According to Visiongain, the navigation systems market will hold vast potential for newcomers . As yet, location-based services have not yet come into their mature phase, with available apps such as Gowalla and Foursquare already proving popular. 

The global market for phones and palmtop computers (PDAs) is showing a steady increase. The world NAND flash device market will be driven by growing numbers of smartphone and tablet computer users. Challenges faced by the market include a possible supply glut. Leading companies on the NAND flash device market include Toshiba, Intel, Micron, and Samsung.

The global mobile augmented reality market growth depends on other market segments such as tablet computers, smartphones and the LTE/4G networks industry.

The world 3G/3.5G market is expected to have close to 4.3 billion subscribers by 2017, according to research from Global Industry Analysts. High-bandwidth multimedia services demand will fuel the market along with 3G enabled mobile phone sales and the spread of 3G networks through emerging markets. The volume of mobile handsets has fallen recently due to the economic recession, impacting the 3G/3.5G market.

The portable device sector also encompasses the portable music market.Portable Devices Market Outlook

As technology evolves, the portable device market will continue to focus on innovation. Portable device companies are adopting technologies such as cameras and navigations systems, with Global Positioning System (GPS) now included in many devices. Increasing threats such as ID theft, fraud and malware, will drive the mobile security market, which expands hand-in-hand with the portable devices market. 

Leading Portable Devices Industry Associations


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