Mobile phone users 'wasting nearly £5bn a year' | Technology UK mobile phone users are wasting a total of nearly £5bn a year because they are on the wrong contracts, according to a report. The overspend figure equates to almost half their spending every year on their mobile phone, or an average of £195, compared with an average spend of £439 annually. Just over three quarters (76%) of people on monthly deals are paying too much, having signed up to tariffs after wrongly estimating how many minutes and text messages they use. The study by Billmonitor, an Ofcom approved bill-analysis service, analysed millions of transactions from thousands of bills.
What comes after "the year of mobile" After the year of mobile, many are wondering what will come next. iMediaConnection turned to one of 2010's Mobile Women to Watch, Joy Liuzzo, for answers. A senior director at InsightExpress and a speaker at the upcoming iMedia Breakthrough Summit, Liuzzo is, quite simply, a mobile expert.
10 Mobile Trends for 2011 In its annual mobile technology report, Forrester Research has outlined the trends it expects to see in the coming year. Technologies like 4G and LTE, Near Field Communication (NFC), barcodes and augmented reality will see increasing amounts of hype in 2011, and the use of mobile/social/location combinations will soar, the report says. But for companies, the goal should now be on developing mobile business cases and strategies, and not jumping on the bandwagons surrounding these types of disruptions. These technologies - LTE, NFC and mobile AR - will take years to emerge, says Forrester. Strategy needs to come before technology.
2011 Mobile Trends In a recent post, my colleague Julie Ask and I examined what happened in the mobile space in 2010. In a new report, we are highlighting what we expect the key trends to be in 2011. While we believe that most of the trends identified last year will continue throughout the year ahead, here’s a snapshot of more specific trends that will shape the market in 2011.
There are more than 200,000 apps in the Android market. There are more than 325,000 apps available for iOS devices. Even the fledgling Windows Phone 7 app marketplace already has greater than 5,300 apps. 10 Apps to Watch in 2011
Year in Review: 10 Trends in Mobile Technology