Topics Mobile Tech News Friday, December 15

Headlines

Contact us


Site search:
complete archives list




Site Sponsors:


Don't forget AT&T and Verizon promo codes at Sidepon.com to save money.


Wi-Fi handsets expected to ship in larger numbers
Posted: 29-Nov-2004 [Source: ABI]

[ABI reports a recovering economy fairs well for telecom with growing interest in Wi-Fi enabled handsets looming on the horizon.]

Oyster Bay, NY -- A recovering economy, handheld devices for niche markets, and a bevy of new Wi-Fi-ready phones are creating positive synergies for Wi-Fi. According to Lance Wilson, director of wireless research at ABI Research, a somewhat more bullish economy has prompted the company to raise its forecast for shipments of wireless handsets in 2004, compared to estimates made in the second quarter.

At the same time, he says, we are seeing the beginning of a trend towards wireless devices - some not including any voice capabilities - aimed at specific niche markets.

One product he cites is the OGO, offered by Cingular. This handheld unit, with its service plan offering unlimited instant messaging and email at a modest cost, is aimed squarely at the youth market. With its big color screen, full keyboard and robust construction, the OGO is, says Wilson, "a very high quality piece of equipment."

Another example of a non-voice product targeting a niche market is Nokia's N-Gage, a mobile multiplayer game deck with Bluetooth and GPRS capability, digital music player, stereo FM radio, MMS, email, and XHTML browser.

Philip Solis, ABI Research's senior analyst, wireless connectivity, adds that the final trend in this trio of convergence is the rapid rise we're about to see in the number of Wi-Fi-compatible cellular phones on the market. "Starting this year, and gaining momentum over the next two years, Wi-Fi-capable phones will ship in large and growing numbers," he says. "The number of embedded Wi-Fi ICs sold will surpass that of Wi-Fi networking chipsets by 2006, and is forecast to account for more than twice as many units shipped by 2007."

More...

Back to Headlines...

Apple Watch Apple Watch

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Amazon Fire Amazon Fire

Samsung Z - Tizen Samsung Z - Tizen

LG G3 LG G3

HTC One mini 2 HTC One mini 2

OnePlus One OnePlus One

HTC One (M8) HTC One (M8)

Samsung Gear 2 Tizen Watch Samsung Gear 2 Tizen Watch

HP VoiceTab HP VoiceTab

T200 octa-core T200 octa-core

Nokia 2520 Tablet Nokia 2520 Tablet

Samsung Galaxy Round Samsung Galaxy Round

BlackBerry Z30 BlackBerry Z30

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C

Samsung Galaxy Mega Samsung Galaxy Mega

Sony SmartWatch 2 Sony SmartWatch 2

iOS 7 iOS 7

Jolla Jolla

BlackBerry Z10 BlackBerry Z10

Galaxy S 4 Galaxy S 4

Galaxy Note 8.0 Galaxy Note 8.0

Ubuntu on Tablets Ubuntu on Tablets

LG Optimus G Pro L-04E LG Optimus G Pro L-04E

Firefox OS Firefox OS

Sony Zperia Z Sony Zperia Z



 

Valid HTML 4.1!

RSS © 1999-2017 Traques LLC
All times recorded in UTC
webmaster@MobileTechNews.com