IDG Announced 2014-2015 "Global Smart Phone Top 10" and "Global Smart Connected Devices Top 10"

Five Chinese enterprises showed their magic of brand, science and technology

Jan 09, 2015, 01:02 ET from IDG China

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 7, 2015, the CES (Consumer Electronics Show, an annual global electronics show) was started again yesterday in Las Vegas, USA. Today, "2014-2015 Global Top Brands" sponsored by IDG (International Data Corporation) was held grandly during CES. As an integral part of "2014-2015 Global Top Brands", Mr. Michael Friedenberg, CEO of IDG Communications Worldwide, announced "2014-2015 Global Smart Connected Devices Top 10" and "2014-2015 Global Smart Phone Top 10" with presence of 200 world authoritative media, industrial experts, enterprise representatives and global smart Internet industries. Five smart connected devices brands from China, including ZTE, Huawei, Coolpad, Lenovo and Xiaomi and some global famous brands like Apple and Samsung have won this honor. It is worth mentioning that both the two "top tens" have seen the names of the five China enterprises, bringing the magic of "Create in China" in terms of brand, science and technology to the world consumers.

"2014-2015 Global Smart Connected Devices Top 10" and "2014-2015 Global Smart Phone Top 10" are global activities jointly conducted by IDG and IDC, an international authoritative data research institution around global smart connected devices and smart phones and platforms for annual professional and authoritative communication, exhibition and cooperation regarding global smart connected devices and smart phones. In the activities, global smart connected devices and smart phones of 2014 have been comprehensively sorted and evaluated based on the survey data of IDC. Samsung, Apple, Huawei, Lenovo, LG, Xiaomi, Coolpad, ZTE, Nokia and Sony are selected as "Global Smart Phone Top 10" while the brands listed on the "Global Smart Connected Devices Top 10" are Samsung, Apple, Lenovo, Huawei, LG, HP, Xiaomi, Dell, Coolpad and ZTE. Meanwhile, Pearlty won the special award of the Global Intelligent Innovation Accessories Brand; Mecare won the special award of 2014-2015 Annual Global Best Smart Heath Innovation Award.

Michael Friedenberg (CEO of IDG Communications Worldwide), William Stofega (IDC Mobile Phones Program Director), Jurgen Boyny (Global Director CE of GfK), Wang Jiping (IDC Director), Cheng Lixin (Chairman and CEO of ZTE USA, Senior Vice President of ZTE Corporation), Li Wang (Executive Vice President Coolpad Group) and senior executives of the awarded corporations from China like Lenovo and Huawei have carried out in-depth discussion on the industry situation and future development of smart connected devices and smart phones and comprehensive discussions over the influence of new Internet technologies on smart connected devices and smart phones, comprehensive capacity for sustainable development of global smart connected devices and smart phone industry, brand sustainable competitiveness, etc.

In recent years, with the rapid development of new Internet technologies including mobile Internet, smart apps, cloud and big data, etc. and popularization of multi-view life, smart connected devices, especially smart phones are playing a more and more indispensable role in consumers' life and in the meanwhile, leading technologies and products like tablet PC, network set-top box and wearable devices are being accepted and even widely sought after by more and more consumers. As it were, a new era of global smart connected device industry has arrived. In addition, thanks to the constant improvement of the world economic situation and the development of new emerging markets such as Asia, the market of global connected devices has maintained a high-speed growth in recent years. According to the statistics of IDC, the shipment of both global smart connected devices and smart phones had crossed the line of 1 billion units in 2012 and 2013; IDC also said, the shipment of the global market of smart phones is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.4% in the next few years and will be close to 1.7 billion units by 2017, the total shipment of smart connected devices will be over 2.2 units and the total income will reach an astonishing number, 814.3 billion dollars. As we see, the mobile revolution caused by smart mobile devices will continue burgeoning and the global smart connected device market will continue developing in a healthy manner.

However, for the manufacturers of smart connected devices and smart phones in the global context, the core competition between brands in the future will be shifted to the R&D capacity and products' comprehensive strength. In the era of intelligence, consumers pay more attention to fancy appearances of products and convenience in man-machine interaction and manufacturers can only make their products more vital and competitive by constantly developing innovative technologies and products, making hardware design more in line with consumer habits and ergonomics principles and more emphasizing user-friendly experience and comfort on software applications. Both the "Global Smart Connected Devices Top 10" and "Global Smart Phone Top 10" are also intended to inspire smart mobile device enterprises and smart phone manufacturers to more positively carry out technological innovation, cultivate new products, effectively promote industrial restructuring and intelligent innovation and upgrade of the industry.

On the award ceremony, Mr. Michael Friedenberg, CEO of IDG Communications Worldwide, said, "In recent years, the explosive growth of Internet has brought smart applications and mobile Internet into every body's life and more and more traditional industries have started to transform to Internet, including smart connected device and smart phone industries which are at the forefront of Internet. As we can see, smart connected devices and smart phones have been updated fast in recent years. And the apparent intellectualization trend will further promote enterprises to speed up transformation, upgrade and innovation and contend for first place. "Global Smart Connected Devices Top 10" and "Global Smart Phone Top 10" of IDG are intended to deeply and thoroughly evaluate the behaviors of the global smart connected device and smart phone industries and brands in 2014 in this industrial background and to promote the innovation and development of the global industry. "

Cheng Lixin, Chairman and CEO of ZTE USA, Senior Vice President of ZTE Corporation, said, "I'm so glad that ZTE has selected to "2014-2015 Global Smart Connected Devices Top 10" and "2014-2015 Global Smart Phone Top 10" at the same time. The rapid development of new Internet technologies has put smart connected devices and smart phones at a period of explosive growth and it is because ZTE has effectively seized this trend of technological development and conducted product innovation that it can present such industry-leading performances. At present, ZTE is not only a leading smart phone manufacturer in China, but also one of the largest four ones in North America. Later ZTE will continue to force the smart connected devices and provide consumers with more fast and convenient experiences in smart interconnection."

According to Li Wang, Executive Vice President of Coolpad Group, "That Coolpad has been selected to be "Global Smart Connected Devices Top 10" and "Global Smart Phone Top 10" is the global industry and consumers' affirmation to Coolpad. The arrival of the mobile Internet and smart applications has subverted the development model of the communication terminal industry; the rapid development of various emerging Internet technologies such as mobile Internet, cloud computing and intelligent application has created unprecedented opportunities for smart connected devices industries. Facing the evolutionary wave, Coolpad decides to conform to the trend, adhere to innovation-driven development, meet market demands and further increase investment in research to improve innovation, especially in the international market, insist multi-channel integrated development, improve product reputation, thus creating a more and more natural, comfortable and flexible mobile communication life for consumers. "

Nowadays, led by the new Internet tech-trend, the global smart connected devices and smart phones industries have ushered in a new era of rapid development that belongs to them. Only through concentrating more resources on product R&D and technological innovation, constantly integrating new technologies and seeking for technological breakthrough, can manufacturers win over more market shares and realize continuous growth. Let us get the whole picture of the progress of global smart connected device and smart phone brands in technological innovation and internationalization development and witness the high-tech power of various smart connected device brands together with the world through "Global Smart Connected Devices Top 10" and "Global Smart Phone Top 10".

SOURCE IDG China