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October 8, 2012

98% Growth in Mobile Shopping in 2012,to exceed $20billion

2012 Mobile commerce (m-commerce) sales will grow 98.6% this year over 2011 to reach $20.85 billion, according to September projections by Internet Retailer. Overall, mobile commerce is expected to account for 9.2% of US e-commerce sales, up from 5.4% in 2011, driven in part by widespread adoption of tablets and smartphones.

he estimate for 2012 is from Forrester and the 2011 number is from the U.S. Department of Commerce. In 2012, mobile sales will account for about 9.2% of all U.S. e-commerce sales compared with 5.4% in 2011.

More retail sales are coming through mobile devices, both smartphones and tablets, and mobile sales are growing faster than web sales as a whole. In 2012 U.S. mobile commerce sales will grow nearly 10 times faster than U.S. e-commerce sales, which are expected to grow about 16.3% to $226 billion from $194.3 billion in 2011. 
Ad company Kontera tracked data from 15,000 publishers to find out when people are using their PC versus iPhones, 
Android phones, and tablets, which are lumped as "mobile" in the chart below.
This chart shows for each hour of the day what percentage of total mobile and PC content is consumed. As you can see, mobile usage is strongest from 6 PM to midnight. PC usage is strongest from 11 AM to 5 PM.

Computer/electronics merchants had nearly equal shares of 17.00% in m-commerce and 16.00% in e-commerce. Apparel/accessories retailers, too, were close with 11.20% share of m-commerce sales and 12.30% of e-commerce sales.

June 16, 2012

Nokia Takeover : Microsoft, Huawei rumored to be in Talks

Nokia Takeover Seen as Collapsing Shares Signal Bottom: Real M&A: "As Nokia plunges to its steepest stock drop in more than a decade is turning the mobile-device maker into a potential takeover target for buyers willing to bet that it still has a future in smartphones.According  to  Bloomberg;s report  it is speculated on a number of possible transactions for Nokia, including a private equity purchase of the company, an acquisition of the company by partner Microsoft, or potentially a Chinese rival like Huawei or ZTE that would use a purchase of Nokia to expand its international sales.

From  being the number one Nokia plunged 18 percent yesterday after forecasting a wider second-quarter operating loss from handsets and saying it will cut as many as 10,000 jobs as it cedes market share to Apple Inc.'s iPhone and Samsung Electronics Co. devices. After wiping out about $100 billion in market value, Espoo, Finland- based Nokia trades at a 38 percent discount to its net assets, the least expensive on record, according to data compiled by Bloomberg dating back to 1995."

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February 20, 2012

Indian PC Market declines 6% in Q4,2011 as MNC's dominate 53%

Table 1: India PC Market Share Estimates for Fourth Quarter of 2011 (Percentage of Shipments)


 4Q11 Market Share (%)
 4Q10 Market Share (%)

Gartner (February 2012)

Source: StatCounter Global Stats - Mobile Vendor (Beta) Market Share

The combined desk-based and mobile PC market in India totalled nearly 2.5 million units in the fourth quarter of 2011, a 6.5 per cent decrease from the fourth quarter of 2010, according to Gartner, Inc.

“The hard-disk drive (HDD) shortage due to the floods in Thailand significantly impacted the desktop market which declined 18 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2011,” said Vishal Tripathi, principal research analyst at Gartner. 

White boxes (including parallel import), accounted for 45% of the overall desktop market, showing  a 32% decline in the quarter compared to Q4 2010. Mobile PCs, with a 12 % increase from the fourth quarter of 2010, were able to stop a further decline of the PC market.

In the fourth quarter of 2011, Lenovo and Dell recorded 28 percent and 11 percent growth respectively, while HP declined 26 percent compared to fourth quarter of 2010. 

Multinational brands contributed more than half of the total PC shipments in the fourth quarter of 2011 with shipments from Acer, Dell, HP and Lenovo, the top 4 vendors, representing 53.1 percent of the market (see Table 1). Local vendor HCL accounted for 5.5 percent of PC shipments in the fourth quarter of 2011, with 34 percent year-on-year decline from the fourth quarter of 2010.

October 1, 2011

10 Million and Counting..Samsung Galaxy II a Runaway Success

Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S II smartphone (model: GT-I9100) has achieved 10 million global channel sales, doubling from five million in just eight weeks. In the last 8 weeks, sales have gone from 5 million to 10 million - or 625,000 units sold per week. And here's the real kicker: the press release expressly states "Model: GT-I9100," meaning these sales figures don't even include the United States.

Galaxy S II i9100 achieved 10 million sales worldwide since its launch (late April this year).

Secondly, Samsung has presented the Galaxy S II HD LTE (pictured below), a bigger version of the Galaxy S II LTE announced about a month ago in Europe

The new Galaxy S II HD LTE has an HD display,  with  a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels – just like the Galaxy Note, the difference being that the Galaxy S II HD LTE’s display measures 4.65 inches, not 5.3 inches.

Samsung Galaxy S II  is an Android 2.3-based smartphone that was announced by Samsung on February 13, 2011 at the Mobile World Congress. The Galaxy S II is Samsung’s flagship smartphone that is only 8.49mm thin. It features  dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 system-on-chip as well as ARM Mali-400 graphics engine. The product sports 4.27" Super AMOLED+ screen with 800*480 resolution. The device became available worldwide starting from May 2011 and is sold  by more than 140 vendors in 120 countries.

September 7, 2011

The Evolution of Mobile Consumers:How Much Do you Know Them

The survey of 15,000 mobile users in 14 countries on their shopping habits revealed mobile shopping is especially popular among a large number of Americans – 74 million consumers in the United States out of 310 million are shopping on their mobile phone
The survey of 15,000 mobile users in 14 countries on their shopping habits revealed mobile shopping is especially popular among a large number of Americans – 74 million consumers in the United States out of 310 million are shopping on their mobile phone

Key findings of the InMobi survey:
  • 49% of consumers using mobile Internet prefer shopping in stores, 35% like shopping with their mobile devices, 16% prefer shopping from their PC or laptop.
  • Mobile shopping to grow significantly in the U.S. mobile shopping market as more consumers purchase smartphones and adopt mobile Internet.
  • Sales volume from mobile shopping in the U.S. projected to reach US$9 billion in 2011. In 2010 sales totalled $2.4 billion and in 2009 only $1.2 billion.
  • Most popular purchases from mobile devices in the U.S. are mobile content/games, with 42% of respondents having made a purchase in this category using a device.
  • 19% of consumer buy electronics via their mobile phone, 15% buy apparel, 13% entertainment tickets, 12% travel.
  • 19% of consumer buy electronics via their mobile phone, 15% buy apparel, 13% entertainment tickets, 12% travel.·      

 The seven things people do on the mobile Internet, according to Yahoo! and Ipsos, are: connect, search, entertain, manage, inform, shop and navigate. There are a lot of people doing these things, too. IDC forecasts a 163 percent jump in U.S. mobile Internet users in three years, to a 2014 total of more than 186.5 million people out of a predicted population of about 320 million.
·         Just in the past 12 months there’s been a significant 54 percent increase in mobile web usage and a 29 percent increase in time spent watching video on a mobile device. Interestingly, the study found that most of the time spent occurs before 1 p.m., and about a third of it is spent while at home.
·         Connecting is by far the most popular activity. Facebook, Twitter, texting, email and similar ways of staying in touch with friends, family and work colleagues take up about 18 minutes, about 38 percent of mobile time each day.
·         The rest of the online time is spent in the categories of search and entertain, with about 15 percent each, then manage and inform at 10 percent. Shopping and navigation fill the rest.

July 28, 2011