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Q: number of cell phones and televisions ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: number of cell phones and televisions
Category: Business and Money > eCommerce
Asked by: thadster-ga
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Posted: 15 Mar 2006 13:56 PST
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Question ID: 707714
how many cell phones are there in the world, and how many television
sets are there in the world?
Subject: Re: number of cell phones and televisions
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 15 Mar 2006 14:50 PST
Hello Thadster,

There are nearly 2 billion cell phones worldwide,

MSNBC: January 6, 2006

WinXPFix News: January 8, 2006


With 2 billion cell phones worldwide, Yahoo and Google didn't have to
search far for their next project ? only smaller.

Statesman: January 07, 2006


1.8 billion mobile devices

"Yankee estimates the global market, with 1.8 billion mobile devices,
will have 49 million smart phones by yearend. Yankee expects the
number of smart phones to double again, to 98 million, in 2006, while
the number of cell phones worldwide creeps ahead to 1.85 billion."

BusinessWeek:  May 2005


According to NPR, there are more than 1.5 billion cell phones worldwide.

?Home-entertainment units just got smaller. Now, it's possible to
listen to music, play poker and watch TV on cell phones. More than
2,000 companies are working on content to distribute on mobile phones.
With more than 1.5 billion cell phones worldwide, mobile entertainment
has become big business.?
NPR:  May 2, 2005


From Here & Now:  1.5 billion cell phones worldwide

?There are 1.5 billion cell phones worldwide, 690 million sold last
year, six times the number of laptops, and wireless companies are
cramming in all the bells and whistles they can, turning the cell
phone into a digital Swiss army knife. Some see it as an emerging
medium and are actually producing original movies and shows to be
viewed on cell phones.?

Here & Now: May 20, 2005


1.6 billion cell phones worldwide.

USA Today: 5/12/2005


According to a Business Week Magazine article, there are 1.7 billion
TV sets worldwide.
?Analyst Rick Sherlund of Goldman Sachs & Co. (GS ) estimates that
Microsoft's total TV revenues will be less than $1 billion for the
next several years. Yet the growth potential is enormous. With 1.7
billion TV sets worldwide -- more than double the number of PCs --
Microsoft's television initiative could ultimately blossom into a

Business Week
FEBRUARY 7, 2005


From the Wall Street Journal:

??there are between one and two billion TV sets world-wide, and about
two billion radios.?

The Wall Street Journal
The Numbers Guy
When It Comes to TV Stats,
Viewer Discretion Is Advised
July 21, 2005


With an estimated global penetration of 1.6 billion TV sets, there is
roughly one set for every four human beings. The penetration rate in
the EU is estimated to be over 270 million TV sets; this could reach
300 million by 2008.

The Channel:June 2005


1.8 billion Television sets

?There are 1.8 billion television sets around the world today ?
outselling even the personal computer.?

Television for the Environment
Annual Review 2004


There are 1.6 billion TV sets in the world

BusinesWeek: AUGUST 1, 2005


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?Billion TV OR television sets
Cell phone penetration + billion
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I hope the information provided is helpful!

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