Juniper sees 72% of touchscreen phones shipped in 2016 having no physical QWERTY keyboard
Juniper also estimated that by 2016, 80 million 3D-enabled smartphones will be shipped, which works out to 8%. Just this year we have seen two stereoscopic, glasses-free 3D models hit the U.S. market with Sprint's EVO 3D and the LG Thrill 4G. The latter was just launched this weekend at AT&T, as we informed you.
Juniper also forecasts that the global smartphone market will reach 1 billion units shipped in 2016, up from the 302 million shipped last year. The research firm predicts that in 5 years, one out of every three smartphones shipped will be an "economy model" priced at $150 or lower. Juniper also expects to see smartphones that can change into tablets, portable game consoles and netbooks become more widespread.
source: JuniperResearch via IntoMobile