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Convergence report says wireless standards don’t compete

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KumbayaWTRS has issued a report that goes over the big players in converged mobile devices.

1) In spite of the plethora of emerging wireless standards, each has its own niche of dominance without much overlap or competition between them.
2) WiMAX has found a solid niche in the backhaul network.
3) HSPA is making strong progress in handsets and represents a highly competitive service offering for carriers.
4) Bluetooth has expanded the functionality of a handset with the incorporation of WiBree into the SIG. Products based on WiBree will almost certainly enter the market this year.
5) DLNA, with its convergence strategy, has developed a mechanism for providing interoperable consumer electronics and mobile communications devices using only existing networking standards. As a result DLNA compliance affords devices added functionality not available previously.

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82 million converged mobile devices by 2011

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WE ARE THE SPACE BLACKBERRYS Man, it sounds like they’re taking over the planet à la black and white 50s sci-fi movie. A recent report from IDC is telling us to look at huge growth in hybrid device usage among corporate customers all over the globe.

According to IDC’s latest mobile enterprise device usage forecast, worldwide shipments of corporate-liable mobile devices will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 54% to reach more than 82 million units shipped in 2011.

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