The global market for mobile computing was almost $55.6 bln in 2005 and $63.5 bln in 2006. At a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.0%, this market will reach more than $88.9 bln by 2011. Smartphones have the highest growth potential through the forecast period. With a 15.7% CAGR through 2011, this market will reach almost $17.8 bln by 2011. The largest market share belongs to notebook computers. In 2006, notebook computers held 84% of the total global market. By the end of 2011, this share will be worth $69.2 bln, more than 96% of the market. Applications will clearly reflect the presence of mobile computing and advanced functions throughout the period. By 2011, office related, communications-based and global positioning will account for approximately 67% of the total applications installed in handheld devices and mobile phones.
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