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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

U.S. Industry-Specific Apps for Tablets and E-readers

The numbers and types of 3G and 4G devices -- other than mobile phone handsets -- such as tablets, notebooks, and e-readers that are used by U.S. business is becoming a larger portion of the overall business wireless spend.

According to the latest market study by In-Stat, that spending on non-handset 3G and 4G mobile services will exceed $5 billion by 2014.


"As businesses become more mobile and as wireless connections become more ubiquitous, it is inevitable that new technology will be employed by business in an effort to raise productivity," says Greg Potter, Research Analyst at In-Stat.

It should be no surprise to see upside forecasts that indicate this category of spending will grow -- in fact, it will become an even larger portion of wireless spending moving forward.

Other findings from In-Stat's study include:

- Enterprise spending makes up over 62 percent of business spending on non-handset data services, spending over $1.9 billion in 2010.

- The administrative and support services, healthcare and social services, and professional services verticals will all grow over 70 percent from 2010 to 2014.

- The healthcare and social services vertical represents the largest share of spending, over $400 million in 2010.