IDC's Worldwide Mobile Phone QView service provides device vendors, software developers, service providers, and component suppliers with timely and accurate information on the worldwide mobile phone market. This service delivers a quarterly Excel-format product that details the performance of the market's individual players and answers important product-planning and product-positioning questions, such as:
What are the worldwide and U.S. quarterly market shares for the leading mobile phone vendors?
Which vendors are positioned to increase market share, and which are struggling?
How are the quarterly shipments divided among various air interfaces?
How popular are converged mobile devices (smart phones) becoming, and what are their volumes compared with mobile phones?
This service covers the following segments of the mobile phone market:
Worldwide and U.S. quarterly unit shipments: mobile phones (handsets/terminals)
Worldwide and U.S. quarterly unit shipments: converged handheld devices
Unit shipments by air interface (e.g., CDMA, cdma2000 1xRTT, TDMA, PDC, UMTS, GSM/GPRS)
Vendor shipments by air interface
Timely delivery. Eight weeks after the close of each calendar quarter, clients will receive final data in an Excel pivot table delivered via email with an analysis study highlighting the quarter's results. (Preliminary data is delivered six weeks after the close of each calendar quarter.)
Annual subscription. IDC's Worldwide Mobile Phone QView service monitors the worldwide and U.S. quarterly shipments of mobile phone and converged handheld devices. An annual subscription includes four quarters of data and a year-end rollup.