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Monthly Market Pulse - November 2013

Dec 16, 2013 |

November handset sell through improved again as demand grew 4% compared to last year. US, Japan, Latin America and Europe were strong but China still weak. The excess inventory problem eased a bit, but still remains to some extent. This might be a signal to a weak Q1.
Smartphones accounted for more than 63% of the market. Android’s share reached 80% as local smartphone vendors (so-called micro vendors) had a terrific month. iOS achieved a 14% share, while Windows Phone was at just 4% share. 
Smartphones successfully countered Apple's iPhone 5S with the new Galaxy Note III in many developed markets, but again was out-flanked by numerous local brands in the Emerging markets including China. Nokia's smartphone sales continued to grow – though more slowly in November...


< Table of Contents >

  • Key Tekeaways
  • Monthly Topic
    • Snapshot of US Black Friday sales
  • The Market
    • Market Sizing - Demand and Supply
    • O/S landscape
    • Market by Price band 
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Country Analysis: US/China/Korea/Japan
    • Market share by Price band
    • Vendor Analysis: revenue structures
  • Features and Specs
    • Hardware trends and feature adoption rates
    • Average feature sets
    • Vendor market share by feature set 
  • Hit model lists for major vendors, globally


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