Although the economy has been putting a damper on many industries, the mobile industry has remained relatively strong. Although forecasts were adjusted down slightly by many companies, most are still making profits and continuing to grow their business’. This research service covers the state of the global mobile smartphones market, examining drivers, challenges and restraints for growth, technology, legislation, demand and geographical trends. Following from these, market growth for regional and market segments are forecasted. In addition, an in-depth analysis of the profiles of the key vendors in the industry is performed. The base year is 2009 with forecasts running through 2017.