ABI Research reveals Wi-Fi-Enabled Phone Shipments

According to a report on rfglobalnet, back in February 09, ABI Research found dual-mode mobile phone WiFi handset shipments was set to double between 2008 and 2010.

Well ABI Research has now confirmed that a similar pattern will stand or even accelerate between 2009 and 2011 while 2009 is in line to see 144 million mobile phones shipped and forecasts just over 300 million for 2011.

Industry analyst Michael Morgan has stated that WiFi has become the “must have” item as much as Bluetooth, but having WiFi in a handset isn’t enough as you need a reason for customer to use it.

Mobile operator’s attitudes towards WiFi are changing and they are beginning to realise WiFi means an increase in available network capacity.

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