2 Billion Cell Phones in Use
Check out this article from Reuters: Cell phone makers aim to get production costs to $20 per handset by 2007 and to $15 by 2008. Approximately 810 million mobile phones will be sold this year up from 680 million last year. 3.5 billion people live in areas with coverage who cannot afford their own handset, so lower prices means more market penetration.
From 1990-1997 I rode the CD ROM wave (Infobases); from 1996-2004 the internet wave (Ancestry.com, MyFamily.com, 10x Marketing); for the last 2 years I’ve been on the mp3 audio wave (LDSAudio.com, mp3books.com); and I’m determined to find a way to be involved in mobile phones (through content, community, search, audio, video, GPS and maybe even gaming) so that I don’t miss out on what is the biggest worldwide consumer technology wave so far.