I am attending the Handango Partner Summit in Miami and I have to admit surprise at the number of attendees, most of whom are mobile software developers and company representatives who have online stores at Handango. It has been a good first day with the opportunity to meet a lot of new people and even some people I have known online for years but never met in the flesh until now. I have listened to several keynote speakers including Randy Eisenman (CEO- Handango), Phil Taylor (Director of Wireless Internet Applications), Gregor Bleimann (Head Enterprise Solutions- Sony Ericsson), and Geoff Preston (Technology Operations Officer- Symbian).
All of the speakers made two things clear- mobile devices and technology are booming, driven by two areas: strong mobile phone sales and content delivery. The wave of the future is expected to be providing rich content, both audio and video, to the consumer market. This is backed up by the billion dollar per year ringtone business, something that has totally surprised industry analysts and experts. What do these analysts expect to be the Next Big Thing in mobile technology? Mobile TV. More to come later.