Among Pyramid Research's 2012 predictions for the mobile industry: the arrival of the Kindle...

|By:, SA News Editor

Among Pyramid Research's 2012 predictions for the mobile industry: the arrival of the Kindle Fire and other low-end tablets will trigger a "new era of growth" for the tablet market; sales of phones with near-field communications (NFC) functionality will skyrocket; nearly half of all smartphone sales will come from emerging markets; and Apple's (AAPL) smartphone share will drop slightly, thanks to its premium pricing.