Global GPS Phones Market to Exceed 796 Million Units by 2015, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on GPS Phones markets. The world market for GPS phones is projected to exceed 796 million units by the year 2015. The primary drivers for the increasing demand of GPS phones include the rising consumer acceptance of portable in-vehicle navigation devices and the rising integration of mapping applications such as Nokia Maps, Blackberry Maps and Apple Google Maps in smart phones. Other factors include the declining prices of components and improving awareness of consumers of the location capabilities of handsets.

GPS Phones: A Global Strategic Business Report

GPS (Global Positioning Systems) Phones help spot a location and project position of a particular device on a map using a cell phone. GPS-enabled phone services enable individuals to track their families, friends and even employees. GPS is becoming a standard feature of smartphones for location awareness, personal navigation, and spatial knowledge capabilities. The GPS technology for handsets developed considerably in recent years, resulting in far superior sensitivity and reduced size, price and energy consumption. Also, the OMA SUPL A-GPS reduced deployment costs of A-GPS for handset makers and network operators, thereby enabling introduction of A-GPS in the mass-market handsets.

The US Federal Communications Commission's E911 mandate provided the biggest fillip to GPS-enabled mobiles in the mass market. Currently, most of the CDMA phones available in the market are already GPS-enabled. GSM smartphones are on way to be standardized with GPS functionality. So the next big growth in GPS solutions would come from GSM feature mobiles. However, the growth in adoption of GPS solutions, particularly in cheaper mobile phones, would require availability of cheaper, smaller and less power consuming GPS chipsets. A possible solution lies in fabricating single-chipset solutions, as well as the planned introduction of integrated chips that combine Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS on a single die.

Asia-Pacific dominates the world GPS phones market as stated by the new market research report on GPS phones. GPS-enabled mobiles are gradually transforming into converged devices that can be used not just for communication, but also other multiple purposes. Mobile devices equipped with Location Based Services including navigation and mapping applications are becoming a standard on the upcoming high-end mobile devices offered from major handset manufacturers. The modern day handsets are generally equipped with features including location guidance, city guides, point-to-point directions and voice commands, country maps, and rerouting applications.

The most widely available GPS phones in the market are of Nokia. The company began GPS navigational phone series with the introduction of N95. Other companies offering GPS-enabled mobile handsets include Sony Ericsson, Samsung, Motorola and LG, among others. Key players profiled in the report include Apple Inc., Garmin International Inc., HTC Corp., LG Electronics, Motorola Inc., Nokia Corporation, Research in Motion Limited, Samsung Electronics, and Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB.

The report titled "GPS Phones: A Global Strategic Business Report" announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market, market trends, growth drivers, regulatory overview, recent industry activity, product launches/ developments, and technology developments. The study analyzes market data and analytics in terms of volume sales for regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa.

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