is the Cinderella of the cellular handset world, says ABI Research, while industry attention is focused on the newer technologies such as W-CDMA and HSDPA.
But the worldwide market for EDGE handsets will reach 148m in 2006 – representing 14% of the total mobile phone market. ABI points out that EDGE is the only choice for some carriers today to support any type of near-acceptable mobile broadband experience – especially those with no 3G licenses or those waiting for 4G.
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