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Robust cell/Wi-Fi hardware just now appearing: Nancy Gohring of IDG News Service reports from the Fixed Mobile Convergence Conference in London that the components to make cellular and Wi-Fi work in the same handsets reliably are just now arriving. While there are devices already on the market, analysts are saying that the real goods have just started to appear: mature, next-generation chipsets, back-end software for cell operators, and other components.
There are few plans available from operators, which might indicate the market’s nascent stage, and customers aren’t demanding it yet—probably because it’s hard to articulate. It’ll be another year before all the stars align, analysts say.
Posted by Glennf at January 26, 2006 2:55 PM