Google’s USD 50 Smart Phone could blow the lid off the canned mobile data market especially for broadband thirsty India. And yes, it is true – potentially the most bandwidth starved and fastest growing mobile market could be in the eye of a data tsunami. http://fortune.com/2015/08/10/google-android-one-india/ Catch Fortune’s Tom Huddleston, Jr say it all. Related
When it comes to a big market forcing a crash in the priceline, India showed its might in the smartphones arena during 2014 with companies launching a plethora of affordable devices, but it also embraced the pricey new models of iconic iPhone with equal enthusiasm. In the new year, the Indian smartphones market is expected to further consolidate its position, before emerging as the world’s second biggest market in 2016.
“Smartphones as a category is growing at a phenomenal pace. The Rs 5,000-15,000 category is exploding and we expect this trend to continue in 2015,” Nokia India Sales (Microsoft Mobiles Oy subsidiary) Managing Director Ajey Mehta told .
In 2015, there could be more “intense action” in the entry-level smartphone market as more companies launch affordable handsets, aimed at upgrading feature phone users, he added. As per research firm eMarketer, India will exceed 200 million smartphone users, topping the US as the world’s second largest smartphone market by 2016, largely on the back of growing penetration of affordable smart mobile devices. Original post at ET Telecom