I am spending a good deal of time trying to determine where mobile technology is going. Several of my companies are going to be involved in delivering content or services to mobile devices including cell phones.
So it is a bit frustrating to keep finding research analyst reports that are priced in the $2-5,000 range. Here’s a 53 page report on the future of mobile phones selling for $3,495.
A few months back I blogged about 5 Most Valuable Services Most Internet Entrepreneurs Can’t Afford. I included Jupiter Research services back then in first place. I should update that post by stating that in nearly every industry there are analysts that publish expensive reports that you can’t afford to do without.
But when is the last time you paid $70 per page for anything? Ouch.
I paid $170 a couple years back for a Jakob Nielsen book on e-commerce usability. And last year I bought an encyclopedia of Nanotechnology for a couple hundred dollars — but those are rare purchases.
I much prefer the Amazon (or was it Google?) rent a book approach where they anticipate charging $.10 per page.
Can anyone direct me to low-cost or free analyst research that projects adoption of mobile phones or portable computing devices as they related to GPS technology, portable gaming devices, digital wallets, and audio and video capabilities?
Does anyone have a favorite analyst or blogger that publishes forecasts on adoption rates for some or all of these new technologies?