Survey: GPS Shipments To Top 900 Million in Five Years
The burgeoning GPS sector will grow to 900 million units by 2013, as prices continue to fall and the devices themselves improve. That’s according to a survey last week by ABI Research.
“Personal Navigation Devices for in-car use will be increasingly complemented by converged solutions based on GPS-enabled handsets for pedestrian navigation and Location Based Services,” ABI Research principal analyst Dominique Bonte said in a statement issued along with the study.
Such innovations soon to come to GPS devices, ABI predicted, will include ways to pay tolls with a GPS device, mobile social-networking services, and “geo-tagging of pictures taken with digital cameras.”