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Report from Arc Chart analyses Symbian and smartphone market
Posted on 1-Mar-2004 17:45. | Tags Filed under: News.


Report from Arc Chart analyses Symbian and smartphone market
Arc Chart has published a 140 pages report covering the smartphone market and its complete value-chain. The focus is on the Symbian OS, one of the popular platforms used for this kind of device.

According to this report it took almost a decade of incremental improvements to get to next generation mobile phone. Smartphone platforms represent an evolutionary step change in mobile communications, and will broaden and strengthen the cellular phone's position within the technology universe.

This report provides coverage of the entire smartphone value chain, analysing the smartphone in the context of handset commoditisation and falling component costs; discussing the strategies of the OS providers and dissecting the web of political manoeuvrings driving this market segment; form the handset makers to the operating system providers and from the network operators to the application developers. Each of these players is able to derive value from this new handset universe.

The company also compares different OS available, including Windows Mobile and Palm. Answers and opinions are provided on the following:

  • What constitutes a smartphone device?
  • What smartphone handsets are on the market or coming to market this year?
  • What are the components of a smartphone operating system?
  • Will smartphone OS pricing be immune to falling handset BoM?
  • What is the developer's role in the smartphone universe?
  • Will application engines like J2ME or AppForge usurp the importance of an OS?
  • What are the prospects for Windows Mobile and will Microsoft cut its license fee to zero?
  • What is the extent of Nokia's control of Symbian and is a Symbian IPO likely?
  • Who are the other OS contenders and what are their prospects?
  • Will Nokia deploy Series 60 onto its feature phones, in addition to it smartphones?
  • Is there an opportunity for the PC and PDA manufacturers to enter the smartphone space?


  • More information: http://www.arcchart.com/reports/sphone_univer...

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