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October 5, 2012 11:31 nmawston

MirrorLink, a connectivity technology designed to facilitate the safe integration of handsets and content into cars, is poised to make its way into mobile phone vendors’ portfolios. Along with a range of Symbian-powered Nokia handsets, the Samsung Galaxy S3, a high-profile flagship Android device, has recently received MirrorLink capabilities. This published report, available to clients of our Wireless Device Strategies (WDS) service, assesses the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead of the MirrorLink ecosystem. The report will be of particular interest to automotive companies with a hand in the MirrorLink game, such as Toyota and Mercedes Benz.


September 27, 2012 17:46 Alex Spektor

We recently reported that MirrorLink handset sales are set to grow at a healthy clip in 2013. According to the latest research from our Wireless Device Strategies (WDS) and Mobile For Automotive (MFA) programs, the MirrorLink ecosystem will face a variety of opportunities and challenges in the coming years, as the various parties involved work together toward a common goal. MirrorLink's multiple features will provide multiple benefits, such as increased safety. However, the companies involved will also be challenged by early issues like cross-industry momentum and lack of participation from key players like Apple. Clients can view the full ecosystem analysis report here (MFA) and here (WDS).


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Source: Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC)


September 20, 2012 19:13 nmawston

According to our Wireless Device Strategies (WDS) service, MirrorLink handset sales are set to grow at a healthy clip in 2013. What is MirrorLink? Well, MirrorLink connects your cellphone to your car. MirrorLink technology allows drivers and passengers to "mirror" their handset content, such as maps, on a motor vehicle's head-unit. MirrorLink and its predecessors have been available from Nokia in mobile phones since 2010. Nokia has been joined by rival Samsung and others in 2012. Others interested include Sony, Google Android, BMW, Toyota, and many more. We expect MirrorLink phone sales to experience solid growth worldwide over the coming five years. Clients can view the full report, with forecasts by region and phone-type, here.


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Source: Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC)