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More Connectivity for Portable Entertainment Devices

Cellular wireless network connectivity isn't just for mobile phones and notebook computers. More and more consumer electronics devices incorporate Wi-Fi connectivity, but some applications may require an Internet connection in places where Wi-Fi hotspots are typically not available.

Based upon this growing demand, a number of portable entertainment devices (PEDs) now incorporate cellular connectivity. They provide a growing revenue opportunity for mobile service providers, multimedia content owners, and device manufacturers, according to the latest market study by In-Stat.

There will be significant growth across all categories of 3G or 4G-enabled PEDs over the next five years. WCDMA will be the dominant enabling technology across the majority of shipments -- with the exception of digital photo frames, where GSM will be dominant.

"Standalone e-readers represent the brightest spot in 3G/4G-enabled PEDs with unit shipments expected to grow significantly across all regions over the next several years," says Stephanie Ethier, Senior Analyst.

North America will dominate compared to other regions capturing 64 percent of the worldwide 3G/4G e-reader market by 2014. Asia-Pacific will rank second in market share. Other PED products, such as digital photo frames and personal navigation devices will also incorporate cellular connectivity.

In-Stat's market study findings include:

- Total 3G/4G PED unit shipments across all segments will increase by 87 percent between 2009 and 2014.

- Total 3G/4G PED unit shipments in Asia will surpass 5 million by 2013.

- Of the PED markets included in this research, only e-readers are expected to incorporate 4G technology over the next five years.

- Western Europe 3G/4G PED unit shipments jump 542 percent in 2012, over 2011.

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