What’s driving this growth? Up-and-coming products—such as 3-D printers, Bluetooth wireless speakers, convertible PCs, health and fitness devices, smart watches and Ultra HD television displays—which CEA estimated would drive 65% of total industry revenue growth, despite representing just 3% of the sector overall. Revenues for these products as a whole are expected to come in at more than $6 billion this year.
Of course, the industry can still count on large contributions from “old” mobile standbys—that is, smartphones and tablets. Revenue gains have slowed, but device shipments are projected to continue on an upward trajectory. Smartphones should remain No. 1 in industry sales this year, with 152 million US shipments and $41 billion in revenues, a 4.6% year-over-year increase. Read the rest at eMarketer.