This special edition of Business Line is dedicated to the most important event of the year for smartphone makers: the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Today the number of people using them amounts to 2 billion. By 2020, according to venture-capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, that figure is set to double.
During the course of our programme we’ll discover what aces global vendors had up their sleeves.
Market leader Samsung inevitably ended up under the spotlight. Today the Korean company is under siege: on the high end Apple is eroding its leadership, while the medium range is being challenged by low-cost alternatives.
But the mobile world isn’t limited to smartphones anymore. By now markets in advanced economies are almost saturated, which means it’s time for vendors to bet on the “next big thing”: wearable devices.