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Subject: Mobile Online-Community
Category: Arts and Entertainment
Asked by: oxotnik-ga
List Price: $43.00
Posted: 04 May 2006 09:49 PDT
Expires: 03 Jun 2006 09:49 PDT
Question ID: 725444
Mobile Phones have been equipped with more and more features over the
past years. For example nowadays, if you buy a new phone, having a
camera in it is not regarded as a high-tech feature anymore. My
question aims at the needs of mobile phone users now and in the next
future: What are the most important features customers want to come
along with their phone and what influences the buying decision? What
are the trends for 2007/2008? Please let me know if the set amount of
money is sufficent. Thanks

Request for Question Clarification by easterangel-ga on 04 May 2006 17:43 PDT

I can only find the feature trends based on a survey made in 2006. I
also found one trend for 2007 but it is already in mobile phones today
but it isn't used as much. It is expected to pick-up next year.

Is this enough for you? I ask because 2006 to 2007 or even 2008 is
pretty close to catch a very new trend for consumers.

Subject: Re: Mobile Online-Community
Answered By: czh-ga on 05 May 2006 14:46 PDT
Hello oxotnik-ga,

As cell phone penetration approaches 100 per cent in some parts of the
world the greater challenge is to develop services, features and
capabilities that will entice customers to upgrade. There is a
tremendous amount of activity in developing future products and
services. Since Japan and Europe are ahead of the US in cell phone
usage I recommend that you review the articles I?ve found that discuss
these markets. In addition, I?ve found several reports, research
organizations and websites that monitor this industry. I?ve posted a
selection of articles from these sites but to best answer your
question I suggest that you continue your explorations on your own.

Wishing you well for your project.

~ czh ~
Latest Trends in Cell Phones

The latest trends in cell phones reflect a convergence of voice, video
and data communications.
By blending information with entertainment, cell phones are
center-stage in the evolving trend of mobile infotainment.

Cell Phone Trend Watch

Essentially the trend news about cell phones is all good. And with
each new cell phone trend comes further confirmation that most
consumers are wild about wireless as the integration of advanced
multimedia features moves full-speed ahead.

(Browse through the assorted links and articles reviewing current
trends and future projections.)

Mobile Devices  Information Service  

Future Cell Phones: The Big Trends, 2005-2010
Service: Mobile Devices
Report Number: IN0502105WH
Publication Date: March 2005
Number of Pages: 52
Report Price: $3,495 U.S. Dollars
Analyst: Neil Strother

The report, titled "Future Cell Phones: The Big Trends, 2005-2010,"
also forecasts when the certain trends are likely to take off. You'll
find out what to expect from Wi-Fi-enabled handsets, the latest on
fuel cell rollouts, and the shipment picture for TV on wireless
 In addition, primary research shows what end-users think about:
 - Location-based services
 - Phones that act as your wallet for mobile payments
 - Skype-enabled cell phones
 - Growing storage capacity
 Plus, there's a brief discussion about what manufacturers and
carriers are doing as they prepare for 3.5G and 4G wireless services.

(This is a very expensive market research report but the Table of
Contents and lists of tables and figures reveals some interesting
statistical projections and trends.)

-11 April 2005 - 
Future mobile features 

Cell phone users have mixed feelings about predicted new handset
features, reports In-Stat. According to a proprietary survey of cell
phone users by the high tech research firm, Wi-Fi- and Skype-enabled
handsets, voice activation for text input, and mapping and traffic
routing features resonate well.

However, few respondents expressed interest in wireless phones that
could be used as a wallet for purchases, or for watching TV programs.

"Some of these opinions will shift with time," says In-Stat analyst,
Neil Strother, "Enthusiasm could build for services that do not poll
well today. But it will be up to manufacturers and carriers to help
move these end-users to more favorable views."
A recent report by In-Stat found the following: 

? 42% of the respondents were very or extremely interested in voice
activation for their wireless phones.
? More than 4 in 10 were very or extremely interested in buying a
wireless phone with built-in Wi-Fi for voice and data.
? Just 12% had an interest in buying a wireless phone capable of
receiving TV broadcasts.

The report, "Future Cell Phones: The Big Trends, 2005-2010", forecasts
when new trends in mobile phone features and services are likely to
take off; what to expect from Wi-Fi-enabled handsets; the latest on
fuel cell rollouts, and the shipment picture for TV on wireless

In addition, primary research shows what end-users think about:
location-based services, phones that act as your wallet for mobile
payments, Skype-enabled cell phones, and growing storage capacity.
Plus, there's a brief discussion about what manufacturers and carriers
are doing as they prepare for 3.5G and 4G wireless services.

Wirefly Releases List Of Five Biggest Cell Phone Trends
Wirefly's Five Biggest Cell Phone Trends Of 2005 And Trend Predictions For 2006

Wirefly (, an online leader in one-stop comparison
shopping for cell phones and wireless phone plans, today released a
list of the five trends that had the biggest impact on cell phone
sales in 2005 and trend predictions for 2006.

"The hottest thing in cell phones last year was, without a doubt, the
popularity of the Motorola RAZR," said Brian Westrick, president of
Wirefly. "Thin was definitely in - the RAZR was Wirefly's number one
best seller by a bigger margin than held by any phone previously."

In 2005, the five most popular trends driving cell phone purchases at were:

1. Motorola RAZR 
2. Smartphones 
3. 3G technology 
4. Keyboard phones 
5. Camcorder/ video phones 

Wirefly Outlines the 5 Biggest Cell Phone Trends of 2005

Wirefly predicts big trends for 2006 are going to include: 

1) Music and mobile TV phones;
2) A bigger selection of smartphones with more robust operating systems;
3) Phones designed for children;
4) Expanded GPS services; and, 
5) Increased comfort ordering services online and expansion of market
share by authorized online agents such as Wirefly.

Wirefly Highlights Top Cell Phone Design Trends
March 21, 2006 
Online Wireless Leader Sees Cell Phone Styles Diversifying

WASHINGTON, March 21 -- Wirefly, ( ), an online
leader in one-stop comparison shopping for cell phones and wireless
service plans, today released its list of popular design trends for
cellular phones. As the cell phone market nears saturation, cell phone
companies are increasingly appealing to the consumer?s sense of style
as a way to drive sales.

Wireless Web 101: Trends in Mobile Media
February 23, 2005
In a new monthly column, ThirdScreen Media's Heidi Lehmann profiles an
exciting new channel: wireless web advertising.

The recent confluence of several key technology events in the mobile
phone industry have set the stage for the wireless web to offer
advertisers the type of content, reach and presence that make it worth
spending money in this new media channel.
These milestones include:
1. Significant increase in consumer awareness 
2. Faster connectivity speeds and 3G Networks -- so content can be accessed 
3. The introduction of WAP 2.0 -- this enables more robust graphics
and a better user experience.
4. Better handset functionality -- this enables more data services

Data services include technologies such as the wireless web, video,
text messaging, game downloads, instant messaging and email that are
transforming the mobile phone into an always-with-you, always-on
communication-information-entertainment device.

The wireless industry is established and growing 
According to Forrester Research, 169 million U.S. consumers own or
have access to a mobile phone. This number will increase to 200
million by 2007. Of those 200 million, it is projected 84 million will
be data subscribers, up from 26 million in 2002.

Creative Mobile Marketing
May 05, 2006
ipsh!'s creative lead discusses mobile content and knowing your mobile audience. 

TGI Global Barometer
TGI facts and figures from around the world

(This report is slightly dated but the international trends cited are
still relevant for anticipating future cell phone developments.)

Japanese cellphone trends presage converged mobile future
Jun. 10, 2005

Mobile phones will evolve from communication tools to integrated
communication devices, media terminals, credit cards, and remote
controls, according to a report from telecom research firm Berg
Insight. The report examines the world's most advanced mobile market,
Japan, for clues about where the industry might be headed.

According to Berg Insight Analyst Sabine Ehlers, the most significant
trend in the Japanese mobile phone market is the emergence of the
phone as a ubiquitous tool for "most personal electronic needs."
Phones travel everywhere with users, Ehlers says, and service
providers have created services that enable phones to be used to pay,
check in, enter, and travel, just by waving the phone in front of

(This article provides insights for anticipating worldwide cell phone trends.)

Berg Insight offers premier business intelligence to the telecom industry.

(These reports are fairly expensive but you can glean some relevant
information from the list of products and a review of product sheets

Mobil Market Insights 2006

(The section on Service Trends, pages 17-20, are particularly relevant for you.)

The latest news & announcements about Windows based embedded applications ...

(Search for < cell phone trends > to get a selection of current news
items about current developments and future projections. Formulate new
searches for cell phone related topics that interest you. Browse the
results and follow links of interest.)


Phone Scoop is a comprehensive resource for mobile phone shoppers,
users, enthusiasts, and professionals, focusing on the U.S. market.

We provide up-to-the-minute market and industry news. We continuously
monitor numerous sources from around the web and beyond, and feature
only the most relevant news for our target audience.
We regularly publish in-depth phone reviews and special reports,
covering various topics, including event reports and technology

For those with questions to ask and enthusiasts, we also offer online
forums. In addition to general-topic forums, we also offer dedicated
discussion areas for every manufacturer, carrier, phone, and news item
on the site.


mobile OR cell phone outlook OR trends
Future Cell Phones: The Big Trends, 2005-2010
mobile OR cell phone outlook OR trends features OR capabilities

Request for Answer Clarification by oxotnik-ga on 07 May 2006 08:37 PDT
Hi Easterangel,
Well done! I see czh has given me quite something to browse through.
If you think that it will still be within the listed price i would
like to know more about how  the future of flash lite on mobile phones
looks like.
Thanks heaps!


Clarification of Answer by czh-ga on 07 May 2006 10:33 PDT
Hello oxotnik-ga,

I'm czh-ga and I answered your question after easterangel-ga told you
he couldn't find much. A question is open and available to all
researchers until it's locked and answered.

As you can see, I found lots of information that directly applied to
your question and I provided an answer. Below I?m including some
additional links to help you explore ?flash lite on mobile phones.?

Please don't hestitate to ask for further clarification about my
answer to your question or on how Google Answers works.

All the best.

~ czh ~
Macromedia Flash Lite
Create a powerful experience for mobile phones and consumer
electronics devices using Flash Lite

What Is Flash Lite?
Flash Lite is the Flash technology specifically developed for mobile
phones and consumer electronics devices. Flash Lite dramatically
accelerates the delivery of rich content and browsing, and customized
user interfaces. Designers and developers now have a new level of
expressiveness, efficiency and interactivity for content creation.

Flash Lite has seen explosive adoption by OEMs, operators and
developers in Japan and Asia, and is quickly growing worldwide. This
growth is driven by the mature Flash authoring environment and
rendering engine that delivers enhanced content and browsing,
customized UI & a rich mobile experience across devices.

In a Flash, cell phones could be dynamic

Macromedia's strategy in spreading Flash into the PC universe was to
give the Flash media software "player" away for free, while selling
high-end, $1,000-and-up software programs to developers to make

In mobile, Macromedia has a different, and potentially more lucrative,
strategy. The company receives a royalty for every phone that uses
Flash and charges 50 cents to $2 a phone. The firm competes with Sun
Microsystems' Java and Qualcomm's Brew in the mobile market.
(Macromedia and USA TODAY have a partnership to produce an
Internet-based news application at

Analysis of FlashLite
February 1st, 2006

I am following Macromedia (and now Adobe) efforts in the mobile since
several years, and FlashLite became more interesting recently. Not due
to the introduction of FlashLite2.0, which I do not think is the key
point, but due to the support -even partial- of SonyEricsson after

That?s why, in this entry, I will try to analyze what could the key
success factor (and of course, weaknesses) of FlashLite.

The Mobile Media Show is presented by Keren Flavell, content
development consultant and interactive media producer for online and
mobile phones.


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