What declining handset sales mean for the mobile industry

While the well-respected Internet blog TechCrunch focused on the Apple/Samsung story in analysing the data from Gartner's latest survey on the mobile market, the real news was elsewhere. The BBC got it right in trumpeting that "mobile phone sales fell in 2012". This is a big deal and it will put inexorable downward pressure on margins.
As I first laid out in July, mobile is a landgrab right now as the mobile upgrade cycle means significant flux in terms of the types of phones individual consume...


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