Dual-mode cellular/Wi-Fi handset shipments to top 300 million in 2011

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Shipments of dual-mode (cellular/voice over Wi-Fi) wireless handsets will be well in excess of 300 million worldwide in 2011, but the arrival of femtocell access points may prove disruptive for the market, according to ABI Research. Of the 300 million units shipped, handsets based on the 802.11n protocol will outnumber those based on other protocols, according to Philip Solis, senior analyst at ABI Research.

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