Mobile Porn Almost at, Uhhh, Hand

If you’re reading this, then you probably aren’t in Miami Beach right now attending the 3rd Annual Mobile Adult Content Congress where porn business folks are gathered to discuss how to get their naughty bits (literally) onto mobile devices.

But unless topics like “How To Minimize The Technical Hurdles To Get Adult Content Distributed By International Carriers” turns you on, don’t expect this convention to be at all titillating. Porn is, of course big business, and adult content on mobile is expected to reach $3.5 billion globally by 2010. Reuters notes that the iPhone, with its graphics, video, and web browser capabilities could be the catalyst for truly mobilizing adult content.

But not so fast. There are a number of issues the industry must overcome before that’s realized. Carriers are reluctant to carry pornography, wary of a backlash from consumers, and there are age verification (can’t let the young’uns see) and privacy issues as well. Reuters reports that Gartner analysts Michael King sees mobile porn becoming more widespread around 2009.

Mark your calendar for the 4th Annual Mobile Adult Content Congress to find out if that prediction comes true.

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