Additionally, the new phones offer a great battery life, Hindi support and security features like mobile tracker, security Inbox and application privacy which certainly redefine the feature phone
space through value and consistency.
Dubai: Even though smartphone sales surpassed feature phones
for the first time globally in the second quarter of this year, feature phones
are still the king in the Middle East and Africa (MEA).
- of which 210 million were shifted in
Nokia saw some success in the fourth quarter of 2012 from its Asha feature phones
and Lumia smartphones running Windows Phone 8 , but its overall mobile phone share (including feature phones
and smartphones) was 18 percent, its lowest ever.
Chuang, stressed that cooperating with Twitter makes the company's feature phone
platform distinguished from rival products.
With CelleShare available on Brew, carriers have more options than ever for providing feature phone
users with a value-added service that truly speaks to their desires for social networking on-the-go, according to CelleBrite.
250-21 Feature Phone
Reference Design also supports advance wireless application software such as the latest Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME) Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) 2.
The difference in spending is driven by a combination of consumers spending more per accessory and purchasing more accessories for smartphones as compared to feature phone
Figure: Worldwide Feature Phone
Shipment Share by Top 5 Vendors, 4Q12 and 4Q13
The traditional feature phone
of the yesteryear which focused on one core function like sound (Walkman Phone) or photography (Cybershot) is dead and a feature phone
today is expected to be a multi-feature phone
However, feature phones
will continue to see pressure," said Gupta.
LG's shipments declined for the third consecutive quarter because of "aging feature phones
and stalled smartphone volumes," the IDC research found.
ChatON is Samsung's global mobile communication service that works across all major smartphone and feature phone
For 2011 and beyond, IDC expects a lot more brands to come in at a lower price point on Android, which will not only fuel demand in emerging markets, but will also make feature phone
users across all markets consider upgrading to smartphones.
com/research/jdkp4v/the_taiwanese_feat) has announced the addition of the "The Taiwanese Feature Phone
Application IC Market, 1Q 2012" report to their offering.