BOSTON (Jan. 31, 3:05 p.m. ET) — The mobile-handset market is growing in developing countries and the Asian market, and through the spread of Smartphone technologies. Carl Howe, vice president for data sciences research with Yankee Group Research Inc., said he is "cautiously optimistic for plastics" in areas outside developed markets as "a new set of criteria arise."
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