A report out from market research firm Trendforce calls for a 5.4% dip in March quarter smartphone shipments compared to the recently completed December quarter. RealMoney Pro contributor Chris Versace details what a sequential drop in shipments would mean for the smartphone market and what earnings reports investors should zero in on this week. With Microsoft, Synaptics and Samsung reporting, Versace explains how investors can play the potential dip in smartphone shipments.

Brittany joined TheStreet.com TV in November 2006 after completing a degree in Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers College. Previously, Brittany interned at the local ABC affiliate in New York City WABC-TV 7 where she helped research and produce On Your Side, a popular consumer advocacy segment.

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