Here it goes again
Interesting to see where the mobile devices will evolve within the next few years. Below are just some headline rumors. Samsung is already making headlines with their cameras:
The upcoming devices include a 8 megapixel cameraphone with 3x optical zoom. Samsung is also said it is working on a small 12 megapixel camera module.
Similarly Nokia has made some patent license agreement with Kodak:
Also apple is making news with a possible HD iPhone: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/10/21/read-my-lips/
Apple product with a display somewhere between an iPhone and a MacBook. Is it the iPhone 3.0 or the NetMac 1.0?
Enough of interesting new device rumors. Here is some cold data on subscription i.e. device sales. Fresh news form Indian markets.
There were 3.9 new connections every second during the month of September. By the time you have read this there are already numerous new connections. Impressive data. In addition due to the new subscriber additions, the total market reached 310.62 million users with a penetration rate of 27.5%.
Also mobile Europe has similar news:
All five emerging markets saw double digit growth in 2007 due in large part to continued strong uptake of mobile services. Africa, Middle East, Eastern Europe, Emerging Asia-Pacific and Central/Latin America all had 20% or more growth in mobile revenues. In comparison; mature markets in North America, Western Europe and Developed Asia-Pacific, where only North America had more than 10% growth.
Time to move to India and thereafter to Africa.
Last but not least the industry has long predicted that big brand companies will take the mobile internet by storm. Well yet again one brand has taken the leap:
What is more interesting is that this is surely partly due to the web usage.
Notice this: http://www.mobiadnews.com/?p=2908
The mobile internet around the world is skyrocketing. The Indonesian market has grown extremely rapidly, with 2008 be over 13 times bigger than 2007. This chart shows the annual growth for the top 5 markets - US, Indonesia, UK, South Africa, India.
Where is Europe? Anyone?