Report: WiFi-enabled devices to skyrocket by 2014

­The global market will see an installed base of more than 2.6 billion WiFi-enabled consumer devices by 2014, according to Strategy Analytics. The firm predicts the retail value of the market will exceed $250 billion in the same year. "Consumer demand for the 'everywhere web' will drive WiFi adoption in mobile Internet devices," according to Peter King, director of the Connected Home Device service at Strategy Analytics. "Even where 3G or 4G technologies are available, WiFi will still be a preferred access route for many, as hot-spots and home networks proliferate." Article