01 Jan RESEARCH PAPER: Mobility is Not PC: Technology-Driven Differentiation in a PC+ World

While having very different origins, the mobile and PC markets are starting to merge. Smartphones are an extension of the reliable, regulated and high quality feature phone purchased from mobile operators vs. the PC which comes from an open, unregulated, and price-driven beginning. Dividing the middle are media tablets that now offer features from both products and are priced well below the existing PC segment. Industry dynamics have changed considerably over the last 5 years and these very different markets are coming together to build very new and much more personal products.

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • PC Market Dynamics
  • History
  • Maturity
  • Innovation
  • Mobile Application Platform Market Dynamics
  • History
  • Retrospective – High-End Phone Comparison 2003 to 2013
  • Key Ecosystem Participants
  • ARM
  • NVIDIA
  • Qualcomm
  • Samsung
  • Intel
  • Apple
  • Google
  • Amazon
  • Microsoft
  • Innovation
  • Battery and power management
  • If the Mobile Market Operated Like the PC Market
  • Comparing the PC and Mobile Markets and Products
  • Conclusion

 

You can download the paper here.

Companies Cited

  • Acer
  • Adobe Systems
  • Amazon
  • AMD
  • Apple
  • ARM
  • ASUS
  • Barnes & Noble
  • BlackBerry
  • Dell
  • GLOBALFOUNDRIES
  • Google
  • HiSilicon
  • HP
  • IBM
  • Infineon Technologies
  • Intel
  • Lenovo
  • MediaTek
  • Microsoft
  • Nokia
  • NVIDIA
  • Qualcomm
  • Samsung
  • TSMC