Wireless Device Strategies

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January 31, 2013 19:26 nmawston

According to our Wireless Device Strategies (WDS) service, global Bluetooth headset revenue growth will be broadly flat in 2013. Lower pricing and growing competition from car-kits are among some of the challenges facing the industry. One bright spot can be found in the stereo headphones market, which we forecast to grow at an above-average rate of +23% in 2013, as model diversity improves, distribution expands, and prices become more affordable. Key players to watch in stereo Bluetooth include Plantronics, Monster, Nokia, Motorola, Jabra, Jaybird and others.

This published report, available to download by clients,  forecasts worldwide Bluetooth headset wholesale revenues and pricing for mono and stereo, in-box and aftermarket, by price-tier segment, from 2001 to 2017.

November 29, 2012 17:55 nmawston

According to our Wireless Device Strategies (WDS) service, global Bluetooth headset and speakerphone sales combined will grow 16% over the next five years. Mono headset players are now introducing richer services and context-aware features to add extra value to their product portfolios. Despite fierce rivalry and market fragmentation, Plantronics, Motorola, Jabra and others will continue to dominate the global Bluetooth headset industry in 2013. This published report, available to clients, forecasts worldwide Bluetooth headset sales by region, for mono and stereo, in-box and after-market, from 2001 to 2017. It also contains global Bluetooth headset marketshare for the world's 7 largest vendors in 2005 to 2017. The report goes on to forecast global Bluetooth speakerphone sales by region and attach-rate from 2008 to 2017.