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But some mobile experts say the move, in leaving out, for now, the broader marketplace of non-dedicated consumer handsets, is too tentative. Apps running on PTS-certified devices and those that work on dedicated systems constitute “an extremely narrow band,” says Todd Ablowitz, president of Double Diamond Group, a Centennial, Colo.-based consultancy. He also professes disappointment with the Council’s end-of-the year estimate for further policy on smart phones and other consumer handsets. “They need to go faster,” he says, pointing to the rapidly mounting popularity of acceptance apps for such devices.

Digital Transactions, June 24, 2011