Quarter billion internet capable phones by 2010

Previously we wrote about how India is positioned to have the 2nd most mobile phone users behind China. Well now, ThinkChange India has discovered some better statistics underpinning this trend. According to WATBlog.com, 250 million Indians will have internet capable cell phones by 2010. The article continues to breakdown the user base even further. The post estimates that:

  • 60 million people will be able to watch video on their phones
  • 100 million will be able to listen to music
  • 200 million will have radio capability
  • 250 million will have built-in cameras

The article also was cautious to note that simply having such capabilities will not mean much unless the actual data usage plans to utilize such features are affordable to this consumer base. Nevertheless, we have seen the push to utilize mobile phones as the primary platform to reach the BoP market, and so such stats are promising.

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