In-Stat has released a report which claims that mobile music services (either downloads or broadcast) have greater interest amongst US mobile users than mobile gaming…however the industry “shows signs of being put on hold until key issues, such as pricing, revenue sharing and Digital Rights Management (DRM), can be worked out”.
The interesting part of the report is the suggestion that if the industry doesn’t get its act together it may miss the mobile music boat…”The window to catch a group of wireless users we call ‘Mobile Music Intenders — those interested in mobile music services — may be closing soon,” said David Chamberlain, In-Stat analyst. “They’re ready to buy new handsets and they’re willing to pay extra for handsets that play music. Without available music services or handsets, carriers may miss this opportunity to grab what could end up being a very lucrative mobile music market.” It’s not just the carriers that will miss out…
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