Taking a closer look at October's global handset launches

Research firm Strategy Analytics tracks and ranks every handset announced by every manufacturer across the globe, and evaluates the specifications of each of those handsets to derive engineering trends in the space, from battery capacity to weight to screen size. And thanks to a teaming between Strategy Analytics and FierceWireless, we're bringing you some key figures from the reports the firm produces. In October, the firm tracked 56 handset releases. Interestingly, fully 34 percent of those had WiFi support; phone vendors' support of WiFi has been on the rise all year, according to the figures. Special report