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February 11, 2005

Voice Over Wi-Fi Handsets a Reality

By Nancy Gohring

Infonetics Research reports that worldwide voice over Wi-Fi handset revenue reached 35 million in 2004: Total units sold were 113,000. Combined Wi-Fi/cellular handset revenue reached 5.1 million in 2004, representing 8,000 handsets sold. Much of this market so far, especially the standalone handsets, is likely in the enterprise market, where companies like Spectralink have been selling voice over Wi-Fi systems.

These numbers should grow as companies roll out devices aimed at the broader market. Skype just announced that its voice over IP client will come loaded on PDAs made by Carrier Devices. The PDAs will be equipped with Wi-Fi and GSM/GPRS. PDAs are still largely used by business customers so this product, which is also made by an obscure manufacturer, isn’t likely to expand the market into new segments, like the consumer world. But, coming loaded with Skype’s client is clearly a step toward making it easier for users to use voice over Wi-Fi.

Posted by nancyg at February 11, 2005 11:22 AM

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