PRLog - Jan. 27, 2013 - BROMPTON, U.K. -- 2013 will be a year that shapes a lot of business across the world. In the UK major retailers (HMV and Blockbuster to name a few) have gone bankrupt because they did not come to grips with mobile advertising and marketing. But companies like Netflix have grown with the new app market and other are taking advantage of the mobile revolution.
Mobile phone subscriptions have grown more than eightfold over the past 10 years (up from 0.7 billion in 2000), with the developing world driving much of the growth: As of 2010, developing countries accounted for 77% of worldwide mobile subscriptions, and high-income countries accounted for 23% of subscriptions. That ratio is a dramatic reversal from penetration levels recorded 10 years earlier.
Global mobile phone shipments grew by only 2 percent annually but reach 1.6 billion units in 2012. Samsung was the star performer, accounting for 1 in 4 of all mobile phones shipped worldwide in 2012, according to a report from Strategy Analytics
IIDC Financial Insights has issued a new report on the future of mobile payments & the future is bright. According to the report Mobile Payment volume over mobile devices will exceed $1 trillion by the year 2017.
Mobile phones are becoming an integral part of life and are enabling companies to connect with their clients in ways they can not at the moment, are you ready for the future.