Cell Phones Will Take over GPS Market

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Cell Phones Will Take over GPS Market

Cell phones will replace the personal navigation device (PND) as the primary GPS device by 2011, according to the research firm iSuppli.

The firm predicted that cell phones will then account for 36% of the GPS market, compared with 30% for PNDs, which today account for 50% of global navigational units sold.

The report also predicted that price drops among PNDs will lead to smaller manufacturers selling out to larger hardware companies over the next year or two. (Doesn't this happen in every gadget category?)

Reminds me how cell phones were going to replace digital cameras -- don't believe that has happened yet.  But maybe GPS is a more easily stormed market ...

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