Metric: 100M dual cellular/WiFi phones by 2010

A new study from ABI Research predicts that the number of dual-mode cellular/WiFi handsets will top 100 million by 2010. The researcher predicts that landline carriers, and not necessarily wireless carriers, will jump-start the adoption of dual-mode phones. Companies like BT in the UK plan to launch converged landline/wireless services starting this year.

For more on the growth of dual-mode handsets:
- see this press release