What Does the Future of Mobile Look Like? Here’s a Peek

Business insider just hosted their Future of Mobile conference, and kicked it off by creating a presentation of current mobile trends. It’s pretty cool and worth not only looking through, but also pondering the implications for your own mobile use as well as that of whatever company you work for.

Among the stats:

  • In 2011, the number of smartphones sold exceeded the number of PC’s sold but that’s just the tip of the iceberg because….
  • Off all the mobile device users, only 835 million are smartphone users, whereas 5.6 Billion are still on ‘dumb phones’.
  • Mobile apps are now a ~10 billion dollar market – growing at 100% a year.
  • It took AOL 9 years to get 1 million users. It took Facebook 9 months. But it only took the new “Draw Something” mobile app 9 days.  (NOTE: Draw something roared onto the mobile app scene to now be the #1 App in 79 countries, with more than 20 million downloads. It generates over $100,000 in revenue a day, and has more than 12 million users a day.

Take 5 minutes to flip through the deck and be awed by the sheer volumes represented.



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