NFC Phones sales growth exponentially rising through 2015Feature Rumor
Posted by Seth PlanckJune 12th, 2011 at 10:47 PM Filed Under Latest News, Rumor
NFC Phones sales growth exponentially rising through 2015
If we are to talk NFC Phones sales growth today, we already know that there aren’t many NFC Phones in the marketplace. Here in the States we have the Google Nexus S and in the UK there’s the Samsung Tocco. If you went out to buy an NFC-enabled smartphone today you would be hard pressed outside of those two options already mentioned to come home with an NFC Phone. But if those who make charts, graphs and projected statistics are to be believed, it isn’t going to be that way for long and NFC Phones sales are due for exponential sales growth starting this year.
What new NFC-enabled devices will kick off the NFC Phones sales growth?
If 2011 is the year that starts the ball rolling for NFC Phones sales growth we need to have more than one NFC phone in each respective market, so what phones are going to contribute to selling 93.2 million NFC Phones globally this year bearing in mind that Juniper Research projects that North America will account for more than half of all NFC smartphones in 2014, followed by Western Europe in market share? We know Nokia has its C7 ready to roll and we know we will likely see the Samsung Galaxy S II equipped with some NFC magic by the end of the year, but surely these three NFC Phones are not going to sell enough to account for 46.6 million NFC Phone sales in the United States alone when we are already half way through 2011. So where will the NFC Phones sales growth come from?
Where will NFC Phones sales growth come from?
Well, the quick answer would be an NFC-enabled iPhone. It alone could account for most of those sales or even more in the last four months of the year, but we are told by those in the know not to expect an NFC-enabled iPhone until 2012. So we can’t rely on Apple propping up NFC Phones sales growth until next year. HTC have said that they will not have an NFC phone in the market until next year so that could potentially count them out also unless they decide to surprise and delight us with a complete surprise NFC handset which isn’t common these days. We have also heard very little from LG so we can’t count them in the NFC Phones sales growth for this year as yet. So we are left scratching our heads as to how these NFC Phones sales growth figure can be accurate. We want them to be, because we want 2011 to be the year NFC finally hits the spotlight, but we don’t see it as the market sits today for this year at least.
Let’s also take a look at projected NFC Phones sales growth beyond this year
The figures for NFC Phones sales growth we are referring to today come from IHS isuppli who have an excellent track record for their projected figures. This year could as yet prove to be bigger than we are seeing and we would love to be wrong about our perspective on NFC Phones sales growth for 2011. However, moving forward in 2012 NFC Phones sales growth is set to double again, and in 2014 are projected to be hovering around 411.8 million NFC phone sales globally which is a huge figure and will be at a point where the technology will be seen as maturing and pervasive. NFC Phones sales growth hit a pinnacle in 2015 reaching 544.7 million NFC Phone sales globally. To nay sayers who do not think that NFC will be the largest advancement since the smartphone, we stick our tongues out at you.
Whatever figures end up being correct what is evident is that NFC Phones sales growth is going to be explosive in the next few years.