NEW YORK, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Analysis of the Smartphones Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p01158734/Global-Analysis-of-the-Smartphones-Market.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Phones_and_PDA Who's Winning the Necessary Regional Battles? Mobile and wireless is one of the fastest growing industries today and is expected to continue to be the technology catalyst in the coming years as well. At the center of this booming growth are smartphones. This study discusses the major market dynamics and technology trends that are shaping the smartphone industry, while also driving growth. The research provides total market drivers and restraints, strategic recommendations for vendors, market forecasts, and competitive analyses for manufacturers and operating systems. The total market is also segmented, and analysis is provided by region, including: Africa/ Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and North America. Executive Summary • Mobile and wireless is one of the fastest growing industries today and is expected to continue to be the technology catalyst in the coming years as well. At the center of this booming growth are smartphones. • Smartphones are continuing to expand in capabilities and reliability alike. The days of the mobile worker/consumer are here, and penetration rates in many regions already has surpassed the X percent mark. • Smartphone shipments are expected to grow from X million in 2011 to X billion in 2017. • Market revenue should grow from approximately $X billion in 2011 to $X billion in 2017. • Mobile devices are changing the way enterprises do business, allowing for a more remotely accessible workforce. • The mobile ecosystem is a huge factor in the success or failure of a smartphone platform. Currently, Apple's iOS and Google's Android are dominating the market. However, Microsoft's Windows Phone is looking to rebound to a competitive position after partnering with Nokia.