Growing trends of the mobile phone industry
Consumers have been groomed to demand an increasingly high standard of functionality in their mobile phones. The good news for mobile phone suppliers is that this ensures handset replacement is rapid, as research and development evolves the phone into a personal organiser, music player, camera and mobile entertainment centre. We want to enjoy games, video clips and music from our phones and the mobile music industry in particular is going from strength to strength. As a result mobile phone giants, such as Sony Ericsson, are exploiting demand with the imminent release of the W800i, an advanced flashing lights http://fireflymobile.com.
If this was not enough, many consumers go to extensive lengths to find the most up-to-date ringtones and screensavers. Consequently, a myriad of websites now exist specifically to cater for this growing market. Examples include 1st Choice Ringtones (http://www.1st-choice-ringtones.co.uk) and Mobile Ringtonez http://www.mobileringtonez.com."
Modern consumers are no longer satisfied with the traditional "ring ring". Downloadable tones can range from classical music to the latest chart toppers. The public have generally responded positively to such a vast selection, with the exception of the "crazy frog" which is the first ringtone to make it into the UK singles chart (and receive several hundred complaints) due to a very aggressive television advertising campaign. The kids apparently love it, but not everyone is happy!
The mobile phone industry is certain to continue evolving, with some research suggesting that one day phones will take the place of credit cards and the remote control. The innovation and level of competition in the mobile music and mobile phone markets can only mean greater choice and lower competitive prices, so sit back and look forward to the exciting surprises the key players in this industry have to offer us!
Jo Wintour - Loves travelling, inspiring music and excellent food and wine...
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