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    Smartphone Predictions for 2010

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    hayden made a post looking back at 2009. 2010 is just around the corner, so what could we possibly see in the Smartphone Market?

    Here is one of many different Articles I've been reading and would love to hear what other PinStackers think may happen in 2010.

    ComputerWorlds Article:
    1. Smartphones will grab an even bigger share of the overall mobile phone market
    Of the more than 1.2 billion mobile phones expected to ship globally in all of 2009, nearly 190 million will be smartphones, Frost & Sullivan recently estimated. In 2010, nearly 1.3 billion mobile phones will ship globally, and 250 million of them will be smartphones, according to the analyst firm.

    2. AT&T will lose its exclusive rights to sell the iPhone
    One indication that Apple will move to multiple U.S. carriers for the iPhone is the fact that Apple has struck deals with multiple carriers in various countries abroad.

    3. The Android mobile operating system will take off
    That's a fairly safe prediction, given that several phone makers have announced Android-based models, which could bring the total number of Android devices introduced in 2010 to 36.

    4. Mobile application stores will continue to balloon
    This is another safe prediction, given the success of Apple's App Store and the proliferation of App Store imitators. As of early November, the App Store offered more than 100,000 applications created by third parties and had had more than 2 billion downloads.

    5. Location-based services will get their due on smartphones
    Users have waited years to see the promise of location-based services on smartphones fulfilled, but "2010 will finally be the year of LBS.

    6. The FCC will compromise with wireless carriers on Net neutrality
    Gold and Purdy have joined a growing list of analysts who predict that regulators will view wireless carriers differently from traditional wired carriers. That means they believe the Federal Communications Commission and other agencies will give wireless carriers some sort of permission to restrict huge data downloads by a few users who sap bandwidth from the vast majority of users. The result will be that carriers will inevitably charge much more for large data downloads, according to analysts.

    7. More types of devices, like tablets, will emerge
    More devices, such as e-readers and lower-cost laptops, will surface in 2010, helping shape how people use smartphones and other computing devices

    Read much more over at ComputerWorld

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    36 android phones!? Wow... I hope a few of those make it to AT&T.

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    1. Smartphones will grab an even bigger share of the overall mobile phone market
    Undoubtedly this is a growing market. Business and corporations will rely more on these phones to increase productivity, increase marketing and product awareness. Also, the ability for john doe to be able to acces all of this, and all the information he wants will greatly contribute to the increase. All ervices (commercial, banking, medical, transport, semi-government and government etc) will rely on the smartphone to bring their wares to the client in the most economical way, and this is it. We have this tendency growing day by day in Europe,

    2. AT&T will lose its exclusive rights to sell the iPhone
    As in Europe, this will happen, and thank goodness for you US citizens. Hooray for free market...!

    3. The Android mobile operating system will take off
    The Android is a "today" platform that will grow ! Much like WM and BB when they came out, there´s great expectancy, especially because of Google. There should be more platforms to choose from, thus enabling us folk the opportunity to choose and not depend on Microsoft (and to a lesser degree BB). It´s about time.

    4. Mobile application stores will continue to balloon
    There is no secret here - as long as there is a buck to be made these "shops" will pop up everywhere ! Until it get´s to be too much, and they start to gobble each other up, and then we´re back to square one...

    5. Location-based services will get their due on smartphones
    Some already operate in Europe (vast areas) and I tell you, it´s useful...I hope they grow !

    6. The FCC will compromise with wireless carriers on Net neutrality
    The Euroean Parliament have been working on this (especially due to the great number of carriers across this continent) and I expected better and quicker results, especially related to costs and quality of net services. Let´s wait and see, because more than an economic conundrum it also affects policy and political decision taking.

    7. More types of devices, like tablets, will emerge
    Yep - this is the way to go ! Looking forward to this. I´ve tried some of the latest gadgets. At the moment every manufacturer is pulling their way. I hope to see different gadgets, but really useful ones. And user friendly !

    And last but not least - thanks SRL bud... great idea, this !
    Last edited by Delfim; 12-28-2009 at 05:33 PM. Reason: added text

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