1 Billion Wi-Fi Gadgets by 2012?!

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1 Billion Wi-Fi Gadgets by 2012?!

The number of electronic gadgets equipped with Wi-Fi chips could mowifi2.jpgre than triple from the 294 million in the market in 2007 to -- get this! -- 1 billion by 2012, according to a report from the research firm In-Stat.

The fastest growing gadget group?  Mobile handsets.

In-Stat said lower prices on Wi-Fi-equipped devices and more robust batteries had been the key ingredients in the technology's growth.

Digital TVs also are expected to use Wi-Fi in the future, the report said. Today only a handful of TVs are capable of connecting to the Internet via Wi-Fi.

More at CNET.

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