Smartphone market is expected to capture about 54 percent of the Asia-Pacific region, according to an industry report.
The report said the smartphone market is likely to generate around $38 billion for telecommunication operators in Asian markets. With this the smartphone segment would cover about half of the Asian market.
“The Asia-Pacific market is particularly interesting for smartphones as there has been significant uptake in emerging markets like China, India and Indonesia, even among prepaid users," Consultancy Frost and Sullivan’s industry manager, Marc Einstein was quoted as saying in the report.
Apple’s iPhone and Research in Motion's BlackBerry are reported as being most liked brand among the business professionals.
Smartphones are the mobile phones or handheld devices that usually come with connectivity features and run on operating system. Initially, smartphones entered markets to cater mainly to corporate professionals. Now with the development of smartphone market in emerging countries in Asia-Pacific region including India and China, smartphones are largely purchased for even non-corporate purposes like gaming and social networking. This has led to drastic expansion in the segment. Further, it is expected a total of 477 million units of smartphone sales by the year 2015.