Reportlinker Adds Global Consumer Connected Device Market Forecast Report

Mar 24, 2011, 06:49 ET from Reportlinker

NEW YORK, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global Consumer Connected Device Market Forecast Report

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In less than half a decade, internet connectivity has evolved from mainly existing in the world of personal computing devices to now being included in virtually all products. Today, internet connectivity can be found in cars, toys, machines, and even public infrastructure. While growth of embedded internet connectivity has been fast across many product and equipment categories, the most rapid expansion today is occurring in the Consumer Connected Device space. Home electronics, such as televisions, videogame consoles, set-top boxes, and DVD players, are incorporating internet connectivity, as are mobile consumer devices like e-readers, media players, tablets, and digital cameras. Rapid adoption of connected devices is being driven by consumers who require constant, real-time access to the internet.

However, it's no longer just the web and email that drive users to access the internet. Consumers today require web access for a variety of reasons including location based services, social networking, video / conference calls, application (app) use, gaming and entertainment, cloud computing services, and more. Simply stated, the internet has evolved, and the associated products and services offered by the web now form a core part of consumers' daily lives. Although the market for consumer connected devices is still in the early stages of development, initial product and service offerings have been very successful to date. In fact, e-readers, tablets, and connected-TVs are enjoying some of the highest adoption rates in the history of consumer electronics. With the world becoming increasingly dependent on the internet, the outlook for continuing connected device adoption is strong. In response to such strong demand, companies around the world are increasingly targeting and profiting from the connected device phenomenon.

Technology component suppliers (memory manufacturers, chip providers, etc) are forming relationships with device manufacturers and benefitting from the resulting industry growth while content/service/application providers are devising strategies and building ecosystems to spread their systems across multiple product categories. Meanwhile, telecommunications companies are devising new business models as they seek to connect multiple device categories to mobile networks. Going forward, more types of consumer devices will become internet-enabled, and new device categories will likely emerge as well (similar to the e-reader's emergence in 2008). As the world becomes increasingly connected, it will also be possible for many consumer devices to interact will open up new business models and services that will greatly benefit and simplify the lives of consumers, as well as offer vast profit opportunities to companies targeting the consumer connected device market. These factors, along with the high quality user experiences, are combining to drive rapid growth of consumer connected devices.

Executive Summary

The global market for consumer connected devices will expand rapidly and enjoy a multiyear wave of growth as a result of strong demand from end-customers. Consumers seeking on-demand access to content and services are moving beyond traditional computing tools in order to reap the benefits of a "connected lifestyle." With the overall shift toward connected lifestyles becoming more pronounced, growth in the consumer connected device market will significantly outpace other, more traditional computing segments.

The following list summarizes some of the major themes and findings of our study.

1. Although the connected device space is a relatively young market, business models are evolving quickly and early movers with unique customer-oriented value-creating strate- Figure 1: Global Connected Device Shipment Forecast Global Consumer Connected Device Market Forecast Overview & Executive Summary and market share. Product differentiation has also emerged as a critical value-creating factor.

2. Stand-alone products with functions that can be easily incorporated into converged, multi-function devices face the most risk and uncertainty. The most threatened products include cameras, portable game systems, and certain camcorders since features of these devices are rapidly being matched by converged systems such as tablets and smartphones.

3. When it comes to the connected home and the connected consumer, WWAN and WLAN technologies currently dominate the marketplace. Simplicity, familiarity, and ease of integration and installation have made WLAN and WWAN the technologies of choice for consumers and device manufacturers.

4. The dynamics, standards, product requirements, and customer needs associated with connected devices differ from the competitive aspects which developed during the personal computing era. Power efficiency, functionality, ease-of-use, and many other factors have emerged as key elements driving connected device adoption. In response, a new group of industry players has appeared to address both the tech and connected device sector value chains.

5. In the connected device market, the physical product is only part of the revenue opportunity for device manufacturers. OEMs that bundle their products with access to unique value-adding content, services, and ecosystems will enjoy the largest returns on investments. Additionally, connected devices can offer OEMs increased customer and product knowledge. Utilizing and analyzing this information correctly will afford companies an opportunity to "lock" customers into their product and service ecosystems.

6. In response to strong end-user demand, shipments of consumer connected devices will rise from 262.1 million units in 2010 to 712.1 million units in 2015. This represents a compound annual growth rate of 22.1%. By 2015, the global installed base of consumer connected devices will reach 2.1 billion units.

Chapter 1: Introduction & Market Overview

1.1 Market Definition

1.2 Market History

1.3 Technology Overview

1.3.1 WLAN

1.3.2 WWAN

Chapter 2: Tablet Market Trends, Forces, & Developments

2.1 OEM Trends, Forces, & Market Developments

2.1.1 Start with the Product, End with the Content & Services

2.1.2 Analytics Drive Value

2.1.3 Alliances & Partnerships are Required

2.1.4 Plug-N-Play Devices are the New Standard

2.1.5 Business Models Are Evolving

2.2 Supplier Trends, Forces, & Market Developments

2.2.1 Traditional Computing Markets are Saturated

2.2.2 Feature Rich Middleware is still Evolving

2.2.3 Changes in Tech Industry Leadership

2.2.4 Carriers & Network Operators Seek New Business Models

2.2.5 Hardware & Module Provider Consolidation

2.3 Technology Trends, Forces, & Market Developments

2.3.1 Increasing Broadband Penetration & Connected Device Adoption

2.3.2 Wireless Networks Face Traffic Overload

2.3.3 Wi-Fi Lacks Borderless Mobility

2.3.4 Increased Demand For Cloud Services

2.4 End-User Trends, Forces, & Market Developments

2.4.1 Fundamental Demand Drives Adoption

2.4.2 Product Differentiation is Critical

2.4.3 Social Networking's Impact on Consumer Connected Devices

2.4.4 Connected Device Integration with the Smart Home

2.4.5 Consumers Want High-Quality, Easy-to-Use Devices

Chapter 3: Industry Impact Analysis

3.1 Connected Device Impact on the Tech Industry

3.1.1 Introduction

3.1.2 Microprocessor / Chip Market Impact

3.1.3 Operating System Market Impact

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Section Spread Title 3.1.4 Impact of Connected Device OEMs

3.2 Impact of Connected Devices on the Telecommunications Industry

Chapter 4: Consumer Connected Device Analysis

4.1 Connected Media Players

4.1.1 Current Market State & Outlook for the Future

4.1.2 Vendor Analysis – Apple

4.1.3 Vendor Analysis – Samsung

4.1.4 Vendor Analysis – Sony

4.1.5 Vendor Analysis – Microsoft

4.2 E-Readers

4.2.1 Current Market State & Outlook for the Future

4.2.2 Vendor Analysis – Amazon

4.2.3 Vendor Analysis – Barnes & Noble

4.2.4 Vendor Analysis – Pandigital

4.2.5 Vendor Analysis – Sony

4.3 Tablet Computers

4.3.1 Current Market State & Outlook for the Future

4.3.2 Vendor Analysis – Apple

4.3.3 Vendor Analysis – Samsung

4.3.4 Vendor Analysis – Research-In-Motion

4.3.5 Vendor Analysis - Motorola

4.4 Portable Game Consoles

4.4.1 Current Market State & Outlook for the Future

4.4.2 Vendor Analysis – Sony

4.4.3 Vendor Analysis – Nintendo

4.5 Connected Digital Cameras

4.5.1 Current Market State & Outlook for the Future

4.6 Connected Digital Camcorders

4.6.1 Current Market State & Outlook for the Future

4.7 Connected TVs

4.7.1 Current Market State & Outlook for the Future

4.7.2 Vendor Analysis – Samsung

4.7.3 Vendor Analysis – Sony

4.7.4 Vendor Analysis – LG, Sharp, Vizio, Panasonic

4.8 Video Game Consoles

4.8.1 Current Market State & Outlook for the Future

4.8.2 Vendor Analysis – Sony

4.8.3 Vendor Analysis – Nintendo

4.8.4 Vendor Analysis – Microsoft

4.9 Connected Set-Top Boxes

4.9.1 Current Market State & Outlook for the Future

4.9.2 Vendor Analysis – Roku

4.9.3 Vendor Analysis – Apple

4.9.4 Vendor Analysis – Boxee

4.9.5 Vendor Analysis – LG

4.10 Connected Blu-Ray Players

4.10.1 Current Market State & Outlook for the Future

4.11 Connected DVD Players

4.11.1 Current Market State & Outlook for the Future

4.12 IP Media Phones

4.12.1 Current Market State & Outlook for the Future

4.13 Digital Photo Frames

4.13.1 Current Market State & Outlook for the Future

4.13.2 Vendor Analysis – Kodak

4.13.3 Vendor Analysis – Pandigital

4.13.4 Vendor Analysis - Isabella Products

Chapter 5: Consumer Connected Device Market Forecasts

5.1 Methodology

5.2 Global Consumer Connected Device Market Forecasts

5.2.1 Connected Device Shipments by device category (showing all device

categories)

5.2.2 Connected Device Shipments by technology (WLAN vs WWAN)

5.2.3 Connected Device Shipments by market segment

5.2.4 Connected Device Shipments by Region

5.3 North America Consumer Connected Device Market Forecasts

5.3.1 North America Connected Device Shipments by device category

5.3.2 North America Connected Device Shipments by technology type

5.3.3 North America Connected Device Shipments by market segment

5.4 Europe Consumer Connected Device Market Forecasts

5.4.1 Europe Connected Device Shipments by device category

5.4.2 Europe Connected Device Shipments by technology type

5.4.3 Europe Connected Device Shipments by market segment

5.5 Asia Pacific Consumer Connected Device Market Forecasts

5.5.1 Asia Pacific Connected Device Shipments by device category

5.5.2 Asia Pacific Connected Device Shipments by technology type

5.5.3 Asia Pacific Connected Device Shipments by market segment

5.6 ROW Consumer Connected Device Market Forecasts

5.6.1 ROW Connected Device Shipments by device category

5.6.2 ROW Connected Device Shipments by technology type

5.6.3 ROW Pacific Connected Device Shipments by market segment

5.7 Global Consumer Connected Device Installed Base Forecasts

5.7.1 Connected Device Installed Base by device category (showing all de

vice categories)

5.7.2 Connected Device Installed Base by technology type (WLAN vs.

WWAN)

5.7.3 Connected Device Installed Base by market segment

5.7.4 Connected Device Installed Base by region

5.8 Global Consumer Connected Device Hardware Revenue Forecasts

5.8.1 Connected Device Hardware Revenue by region

5.8.2 Connected Device Hardware Revenue by technology type

5.9 Global Consumer Connected Device Network Services Revenue Forecasts

5.9.1 Connected Device Network Services Revenue by region

5.9.2 Connected Device Network Services Revenue by technology type

Chapter 6: The Business of Connected Devices

6.1 Defining the Benefits of Connected Products

6.2 Strategies for Product Differentiation

6.2.1 Pricing

6.2.2 Physical Components & Features

6.2.3 Design & Functionality

6.2.4 Support Services & Plans

6.2.5 Applications & Content

6.2.6 Unique Business Models

6.3 Business Models for Connected Devices

6.3.1 Pay-As-You-Go Model

6.3.2 Reward / Benefit Model

6.3.3 Capacity Model

6.3.4 Contract Model

6.3.5 Data Model

6.3.6 Ecosystem Model

6.3.7 Total Ownership Model

Chapter 7: Conclusion

7.1 Market Review

7.2 Market Challenges

7.3 Market Outlook

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