We estimate Bluetooth will be found in almost three quarters of all mobile handsets sold globally in 2012. Asia, North America and Western Europe will be the world's three largest regions for Bluetooth handset sales in 2013. Major countries for Bluetooth devices will include China, USA, UK and Germany. Key buyers and users of Bluetooth handsets include male smartphone prosumers and connected youth. For example, road warriors with smartphones use Bluetooth for handsfree voice calls while driving between jobs.
Global Bluetooth phone sales will reach well over 1 billion units in 2013. Bluetooth is one of the most popular wireless technologies found in smartphones and feature phones today. However, selecting an appropriate profile remains very complex for companies such as Audi, BMW, Citroen, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes Daimler, Nissan, VW, Delphi, Cisco, Nokia and Apple. This report forecasts global Bluetooth phone sales by 12 of the most important Bluetooth profiles from 2006 to 2017. Profiles covered include A2DP, DUN, PAN and PBAP. The report also includes forecasts for Bluetooth smartphone and Bluetooth feature phone sales. The report is a valuable tool for car manufacturers, component makers, software developers, operators and other stakeholders who want to track the development of specific Bluetooth profiles on a worldwide basis.
The full report: Global Bluetooth Phone Sales Forecast by 12 Bluetooth Profiles: 2006 to 2017 can by downloaded by clients here.