ABI forecasts 300M WiFi enabled handsets by 2011

Yet another research firm is confirming that WiFi is fast becoming a "must-have" handset feature. ABI Research said WiFi can offer most operators two important benefits: extended reach and network load reduction. Therefore, based on operators' and users' new-found appreciation for WiFi, ABI predicts shipments of WiFi-capable handsets will double from 2009 to 2011. The research firm said that 144 million WiFi-capable handsets will be shipped this year, and number that will jump to just over 300 million in 2011. Release

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