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Emerging markets to grab 60pc mobile market

Dubai, January 23, 2011

Emerging markets will account for 60 per cent share of mobile market by 2013 and 80 per cent of people browsing the Internet will do so via a mobile phone, according to a research by UK-based Informa Telecoms & Media.

The key markets including the Mena region, China, India, Russia and Brazil  look set to drive mobile phone growth, the telecoms and media research firm said in its study.

In line with research findings, Motorola Mobility said it is creating unprecedented computing power and performance along with innovative design and software enabling today’s mobile savvy consumers to have access to an unmatched level of connectivity to information and contacts while on-the-go.

“Motorola will continue to unleash innovative platforms for mobile users across the Middle East and beyond. The launch of our touch-screen devices have and will help fuel the Mobile Web,” said Raed Hafez- general manager for Motorola Middle East & Africa.

"The Mena region along with China, India, Russia and Brazil look set to drive mobile phone growth. The number of people browsing the Internet on a smartphone is expected to reach 530 million, up from 130 million users in 2010," he said, citing research findings.

According to him, Motorola is revolutionizing mobile computing with experiences that push the limits of mobile devices and new, game-changing technologies are entering the marketplace that will enable consumers to do more with their mobile devices.

Motorola Mobility’s new lineup of devices appears to build on the company’s established Android leadership that saw the company introduce an industry-best 23 Android smartphones in 2010, said Hafez.

The strong 2011 product portfolio promises to deliver even more flexible mobile experiences for work, home and play, he added.-TradeArabia News Service

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