Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 19, 2005
A new report from consumer technology think-tank, The Diffusion Group, finds that consumers are increasingly comfortable with the idea of listening to music of viewing video on their mobile phones. This should come as welcome news to the hundreds of IC, software, and hardware vendors looking to exploit this space.
"Consumer Comfort with Using a Media Phone," the latest report from TDG Research, finds that among Internet households who also use a cell phone, 42% would be comfortable listening to music and 30% would be comfortable watching TV or movies on their cell phone.
ÂMore than 70% of US households in general, and 93% of Internet households in particular, now own at least one cell phone,Â says Dale Gilliam III, analyst with The Diffusion Group. ÂAmong Internet households, enjoying digital mobile multimedia is becoming increasingly attractive. Consumers are looking for convenient ways to access their digital media and the mobile phone offers an intuitive, familiar, and comfortable form factor through which to enjoy this content.Â
The following are some of the key findings from the study:
Â Among Internet households who own a cell phone, more than 25% are interested in having a digital music player on their cell phone.
Â Among those Internet households likely to cancel their landline phone service and go Âmobile only,Â 53% are comfortable listening to music on their cell phone, while 38% are comfortable watching TV or movies.
Â Among the various age groups, younger heads-of-household are most comfortable with the idea of consuming multimedia content on their mobile phone. Almost 60% of 18 to 24 year-old Internet heads-of-household are comfortable listening to music on their cell phone, while 46% watching TV or movies.
TDGÂs new report, "Consumer Comfort with Using a Media Phones," offers a statistical glimpse into the future market for mobile multimedia-enabled cell phones. The report is available on TDG ResearchÂs website at http://www.tdgresearch.com.
About The Diffusion Group Â
The Diffusion Group is a Âthink tankÂ of consumer technology analysts charged with providing timely, actionable intelligence designed to best position new consumer technologies for rapid diffusion. TDG is committed to providing market research and strategic consulting services based on conservative, real-world analysis and market forecasts grounded in consumer research. For more information about The Diffusion Group, visit our website at http://www.tdgresearch.com or email [email protected]
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