by David Krebs, December 2016
VDC pegs the rugged handheld and rugged smartphone market at approximately $5 billion. Within this market we track 27 core vendors which produce 225 unique devices - an average portfolio of 8 devices per vendor. In this report we will looking at how this market is changing across several key technical metrics, including OS, display size, level of ruggedness, among others. Please note that the analysis in this report is based on the current portfolio of existing rugged handheld devices and rugged smartphones. It does not reflect actual shipment volumes or demand.