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 Friday, March 28, 2008

Sales of mobile data cards, which enable broadband access in laptops via a service provider's mobile data network, are forecast by Infonetics Research to nearly quadruple between 2007 and 2011, when they will reach $2.9 billion.

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Other highlights from the report:

  • Worldwide mobile subscribers topped 3 billion in 2007
  • Worldwide mobile data subscribers will accelerate dramatically over the next few years, reaching 144 million by 2011
  • Worldwide sales of smartphones reached $36.7 billion in 2007
  • Sales of mobile broadband routers are forecast to nearly quadruple between 2007 and 2011
  • In 2007, Nokia continued its strong lead in the mobile phone market, with 35% of worldwide revenue share, followed by Samsung and Motorola

Source: Cellular News.