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Mobile Phone Industry’s a bitch! (Unforgiving)

Posted in Industry updates, Mobile Computing, Mobile Devices and Company Updates by Manas Ganguly on August 25, 2013

How the high and mighty fall aside to give way to new blood!

Thats the perpetual script of the mobile phone industry… You miss the bus once – there isnt any catch up left to do. Industry marquees such as Nokia, Motorola, Blackberry, Sony, HTC have seen their growth and margins erode – caught unawares amidst scope and landscape changes. There seems to a pattern where each vendor reaches a peak share, though that peak varies greatly in value and then goes into a decline, which again varies from drastic to gradual.

Phone OEM Shares of Profit Revenues

The only ones who have bucked the trend so far is Samsung and Apple – though Apple is beginning to show weakness. However, if the industry trend were to continue Samsung would hit its decline within an year – give it a couple of years at maximum.

Source: Asymco

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