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Wireless Dealer Magazine CITA 2013 Issue

W D M impact of abandonment among mobile device owners are portable MP3 players, portable GPS devices and camcorders. Smartphones and tablets are among the top CE products mobile device owners indicate they plan to purchase in the coming year with 39 and 20 percent planning to purchase them respectively. While there is evidence that consumers are gravitating towards multi-purpose devices, they still see the benefits for using standalone devices for particular tasks. At least one in five mobile device owners indicate plans to purchase HDTVs (25 percent) or a laptop or netbook computer (22 percent) in the next year. Consumers’ desire for ubiquitous connectivity was in full evidence at the 2013 CES with wireless technology pervasive throughout the show. CES exhibitors unveiled wireless technologies across the mobile-connected universe, including advancements in accessories, the cloud, e-books, embedded technology, smartphones and tablets. With more than 1,200 exhibitors showcasing wireless technologies, it was a record year with keynote addresses, supersessions, conference tracks and TechZones all dedicated solely to future trends in wireless technology. Wireless connectivity can provide immense value in consumers’ lives and mobile connected devices are driving the CE industry as consumers seek to stay connected anywhere, anytime. 105


Wireless Dealer Magazine CITA 2013 Issue
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