Juniper: Top 10 Mobile Trends for 2013

by Christopher Freeburn | December 14, 2012 1:19 pm

Juniper: Top 10 Mobile Trends for 2013

smartphone and globe Juniper: Top 10 Mobile Trends for 2013[1]Juniper Research has released a white paper outlining the trends it expects to define the mobile industry next year[2].

Here are Juniper Research’s top 10 mobile industry trends for 2013:

  1. Big Data — Storing and analyzing massive amounts of consumer data will become big business.
  2. Wearable Computers — A number of new high-tech glasses and head-mounted displays will be launched next year as Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL[3]) and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT[4]) join Google (NASDAQ:GOOG[5]) in wearable technology products.
  3. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Proliferates — As more companies allow employees to use their own mobile devices at work, security issues will force more intense device management steps.
  4. Retailers Embrace In-store Mobile Services — Eager to satisfy customers, and keep them shopping longer, look for more in-store WiFi hotspots.
  5. WiFi and LTE Connectivity Advance – Expected a greater availability of WiFi hotspots and 4G/LTE service from wireless carriers.
  6. Mobile Device-Centered Connectivity — Home electronics will increasingly share information with mobile devices.
  7. Microsoft Surge – With the launch of Windows 8, its own line of tablet computers and Windows smartphones, Microsoft will reassert itself in 2013.
  8. The Multi-Screen Experience — Manufacturers and software makers will offer solutions to spread content over multiple devices, from TVs to tablets next year.
  9. Smartphone and Tablet Changes — Look for an expanding range of forms and technology in mobile devices next year.
  10. More Social Gaming — More Internet gambling is coming both domestically and from international sources.

For more detail on Juniper’s predictions, please read its white paper of the top mobile trends of 2013[6].

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/smartphone-and-globe.jpg
  2. expects to define the mobile industry next year: http://www.juniperresearch.com/whitepapers/top_10_mobile_trends_for_2013
  3. AAPL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AAPL
  4. MSFT: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MSFT
  5. GOOG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GOOG
  6. white paper of the top mobile trends of 2013: http://www.juniperresearch.com/whitepapers/top_10_mobile_trends_for_2013

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