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TMCNet:  Research and Markets: Handset Connectivity Technologies - 3rd Edition - Shipments of NFC-Enabled Handsets Reached 30 Million Units In 2011

[April 05, 2012]

Research and Markets: Handset Connectivity Technologies - 3rd Edition - Shipments of NFC-Enabled Handsets Reached 30 Million Units In 2011

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Dublin - Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/27934bb5/handset_connectivi) has announced the addition of Berg Insight AB's new report "Handset Connectivity Technologies - 3rd Edition" to their offering.

According to a new research report by Berg Insight, global sales of handsets featuring Near Field Communication (NFC) increased ten-fold in 2011 to 30 million units. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 87.8 percent, shipments are forecasted to reach 700 million units in 2016. The global rise in smartphone adoption is also driving higher attach rates for other wireless connectivity technologies in handsets including GPS, Bluetooth and WLAN. These connectivity technologies are already a standard feature on high-end smartphones and most medium- and low-end models. Declining costs will also enable broader integration in the featurephone segment that is rapidly gaining smartphone-like functionality. The attach rate for GPS among GSM/WCDMA/LTE handsets reached 31 percent in 2011 and grew to 38 percent for all air interface standards. Shipments of WLAN-enabled handsets have more or less doubled annually in the past four years and the attach rate increased to 33 percent in 2011. WLAN connectivity in handsets enables a range of use cases including offloading data traffic from increasingly congested mobile networks, media synchronisation and indoor navigation services. Reliable indoor navigation systems for handsets need hybrid location technologies that fuse signal measurements from multiple satellite systems like GPS and GLONASS with cellular and WLAN network signals, together with data from sensors such as accelerometers, gyroscopes, compasses and altimeters, said Andre Malm, Senior Analyst, Berg Insight. He adds that periodic calibrations using satellite and wireless network signals are necessary to compensate for the low data accuracy and high drift obtained from low cost sensors used in handsets today. The NFC technology for short-range wireless point-to-point communication reached a breakthrough in 2011 when several leading handset vendors released more than 40 NFC-enabled handsets.

Companies Mentioned - Apple - Broadcom - CellGuide - Dell - Fujitsu Toshiba Mobile Communications - HTC - Intel - Kyocera Sanyo Telecom - Lenovo Mobile Communications - LG Electronics - Motorola Mobility - NEC Casio Mobile Communications - Nokia - Panasonic Mobile Communications - Qualcomm - Renesas Mobile Corporation - Samsung - Sharp - SkyTraq - Sony Corporation - Texas Instruments - u-blox - ZTE For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/27934bb5/handset_connectivi Source: Berg Insight AB CONTACT: Research and Markets, Laura Wood, Senior Manager.

press@researchandmarkets.com Fax from USA: 646-607-1907 Fax from rest of the world: 353-1-481-1716 Sector: Handsets and Mobile Devices (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/categories.asp?cat_id=220&campaign_id=c11f1444) ((M2 Communications disclaims all liability for information provided within M2 PressWIRE. Data supplied by named party/parties. Further information on M2 PressWIRE can be obtained at http://www.presswire.net on the world wide web. Inquiries to info@m2.com)).

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