10 Predictions For The Mobile Industry In 2013 – Forbes



"More devices will go wireless, context will be king, Facebook may finally launch a phone."

1. HTML5 will make a comeback, helping to make smartphones cheaper.
2. Companies will continue to launch dark, rectangular slabs of plastic.
3. A few firms that were late to the mobile game will launch their own phones.
4. Wireless technology will give new life to products that were almost killed by smartphones.
5. Samsung will continue to dominate.
6. So will Foxconn.
7. Microsoft and (especially) Research in Motion will struggle to sell phones.
8. Dark horses will challenge the third ecosystem.
9. Carriers will lose more control to software providers.
10. Big demand for big data
11. Bonus prediction: The definition of”mobile” will broaden.

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