7/11/2012 9:51:39 AM
Sales of smart devices 'set to increase tenfold by 2017'
Hardware manufacturers will increasingly move into smart devices, with sales expected to increase tenfold by 2017 to more than 100 million.
A new report by Juniper Research said these smart devices will provide services ranging from payment processing to monitoring individuals' health.
Juniper Research's Anthony Cox said: 'App-enabled devices are the logical next step for the smartphone ecosystem and they tend to either fill a gap in the market or improve on what is already there.'
The report said global brands such as Nike and smaller start-ups like Jawbone UP have already launched fitness wireless accessories.
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