Thursday, February 08, 2007

Interested in mobile stats?

Yes? Then check out this very useful site that I stumbled upon today - IT Facts: Mobile Usage (they do have other IT categories, but obviously, mobile is the bit I'm particularly focussed on). Today's headlines include:

100.22m mobile subscribers in Japan in January 2007

55% of wireless customers have contacted customer support (I have no idea how this compares with other service related businesses or whether there are big differences between countries/regions btw)

25% of mobile phones shipped in 2011 to cost less than USD20 (half to Asia Pacific and the rest to emerging markets in Africa, South America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, with India predicted to be the biggest market within 5 years)

134m mobile gamers by 2010

Mobile Content and Services to generate USD150 billion by 2011

Mobile video to attract 100 million subscribers by 2010

1 billion handsets shipped in 2006 of which 300 million were music phones

35% of Americans use text messaging (A bit behind the 70%+ of Brits but I'm sure they'll catch up soon enough. It took a year or two for us to get to that point.)

174 million to get into mobile social networking by 2011

and lots more besides. Worth adding to your favourite RSS reader.