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Mobile phone users 'wasting nearly £5bn a year' | Technology

UK mobile phone users are overpaying by a total of £5bn a year. Photograph: Tatsuya Morita/Getty Images UK mobile phone users are wasting a total of nearly £5bn a year because they are on the wrong contracts, according to a report. Top 10 Mobile Internet Trends (Feb 2011) 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.

What comes after "the year of mobile"

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.

10 Mobile Trends for 2011

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. 2010 Trends Continue. 2011 Mobile Trends. In a recent post, my colleague Julie Ask and I examined what happened in the mobile space in 2010.

2011 Mobile Trends

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. 10 Apps to Watch in 2011. There are more than 200,000 apps in the Android market.

10 Apps to Watch in 2011

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. Year in Review: 10 Trends in Mobile Technology.