Mobile Q4: All Eyes Were on Android, 4G and the Rising Tablet Tide

1 Summary

The mobile industry saw several key trends during the final months of 2010: Smartphone sales soared again, use of the high-powered devices fueled increases in data consumption and the epic battle of Apple vs. Google escalated thanks to Android’s remarkable traction and the white-hot sales of iPads. Network operators scrambled to outpace their counterparts as the industry continued moving beyond 3G and toward the world of 4G, while the buzz surrounding near field communication (NFC)-based mobile payments grew steadily louder. Companies mentioned in this report include Google, Apple, Research in Motion, and Nokia. For a full list of companies, and to read the full report, sign up for a free trial.