Market Forecast: Rugged Phones

A forecast of the rugged mobile phone market

Our Market Forecast: Rugged Phones, Worldwide report provides a five-year outlook, including the current year, and covers North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, China, India, the emerging markets of Asia–Pacific and the developed markets of Asia–Pacific.

The forecast examines the installed base and shipments of rugged phones, split into three key segments: rugged feature phones, smart consumer rugged and smart ultrarugged phones.

Our rugged phone forecast is underpinned by our total mobile phone forecast. It shows the rugged phone opportunity in the context of growing adoption of features in mainstream smartphones, making them more robust (‘life-proofed’).

Each forecast is delivered in Excel with supporting presentation material discussing the main assumptions, market developments that have led to any significant changes of the assumptions and subsequently the forecast, key findings, conclusions and major risks to the forecast.

These forecasts are revised and published once per year, although disruptive changes in the market may prompt additional updates.

  • Five-year outlook
  • Rugged feature phones
  • Life-proofed smartphones
  • Analysis of market drivers
  • Regional forecasts
  • Key findings and conlcusions
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