IDC's Q4 report on the global mobile phone market reveals that Huawei sprang up into the top-three smartphone vendors in the world, a first for the company. In Q4, Huawei held a 4.9 percent marketshare based on unit shipments. This is much less than the 29 percent chunk held by Samsung and Apple's 21.8 percent slice, but still placed Huawei ahead of Sony and ZTE. In the 2012 calendar year, Huawei was number four among the top five smartphone vendors by market share, after Samsung, Apple and Nokia, but ahead of RIM
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CEA’s DuBravac Talks 2013 CES Trends
January 6, 2013
“We are entering a second digital decade” where the consumer electronics timeline is shifting from mere device acquisition by consumers, which characterized the industry’s earlier history, to one where content and its curation are shaping consumers’ CE experience. It’s a multi-layered story with many moving parts. And on the eve of the 2013 International CES, the CEA’s chief economist and senior director of research, Shawn DuBravac, put into context some of the major story lines that in his view are coloring what will be seen this week at the annual Las Vegas convention.