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Smartphone penetration in India 2012

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Author: Rajesh Thambala

1.  Introduction  Demand of Smartphone has continuously been surging up since last couple of   years, resulting in frequent shift of Global Smartphone OS market share. Thanks to low-priced Android Smartphones which have been fueling the penetration of the device around the world. It’s really exciting to see an increasing adoption of Smartphones in some emerging countries such as China, Brazil and India. Despite of Smartphone market growth, Android is the only Smartphone OS witnessing explosive adoption in these emerging markets.
2.  Smartphone penetration in India Smartphone penetration in India is low when compared to global market share reports. There exists tremendous untapped growth potential for this market; smartphone penetration in India is currently among the lowest in the Asia-Pacific region.

   India's market share for smartphone shipments stood at 2.2 percent for 2011, rising to 2.5 percent in 2012. This figure is expected to increase to 8.5 percen…

Indian Retail Industry 2012 - 2013

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Rajesh Thambala – Research Analyst1.Introduction T he Indian retail landscape is evolved from the brick-and-mortar model to adopt technology for connecting with consumers. The aim is to achieve a complete seamless customer experience. The Indian retail sector accounts for over 20% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and contributes 8% to total employment. The cumulative foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows in single-brand retail trading, during April 2000 to June 2011, stood at 69.26 million USD. The current estimated value of the Indian retail sector is about 500 billion USD and is pegged to reach 1.3 trillion USD by 2020. 2.Retail Industry in IndiaThe total concept and idea of shopping has undergone a vast drawing change in terms of format and consumer buying behavior, ushering in a revolution in shopping in India. Modern retailing has entered into India as is observed in the form of sprawling shopping cen…