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Non-smartphone, mobile device sales on rise: Gartner

Media | 05/29/2015 3:53 pm EDT

As demand to be connected to the Internet on non-smartphone mobile devices increases, so do the sales of such products, according to Gartner Inc. The company said in a press release Friday that more than 112 million cellular-embedded mobile PCs, tablets and mobile hotspot devices will be sold worldwide in 2015, up 5.6 per cent from last year. “Mobile access is not just about smartphones,” Tracy Tsai, Gartner research director, said in the release. “Consumers and business users alike want to connect multiple mobile devices to the Internet at an affordable cost or at an...