HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) devices are raining down on the market with 772 new examples introduced over the past year, a rate of product introduction unlikely to be maintained this year as industry pulls back in the face of recession, reports Ian Scales.
The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) says the 772 new HSPA devices introduced in the past year have more than doubled the number of HSPA devices on the market.
In total, then, 164 vendors have now launched 1,409 HSPA devices. The GSA, which naturally keeps tabs on these things, has a document detailing all the launches available here.
A few of the subtotals: there were 598 mobile phones and UMPCs (ultra-mobile PCs); 149 data cards (including chipsets and embedded modules), 307 notebooks (nearly tripling that market) and 189 USB modems.
Six of these HSPA devices are able to transmit data at up to 21Mbit/s (the speed required by the first iteration of HSPA+ devices) while 492 are able to transmit at up to 7.2 Mbit/s. There are 169 vendors producing devices today, compared with 110 a year ago.
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