Mobile Messaging Mostly Isn’t Wireless

A lot of mobile messaging devices now have an integrated phone. So you might think there's a lot of wireless syncing of Blackberries, Treo's, Nokia 60s, etc, with the email system back at the office.

It's not so. As is often the case, technology moves more slowly than technologists might think. The vast majority, perhaps 90%, of mobile messaging devices synchronize via cradles or cables.

This will change. By 2010, we estimate about 50% of mobile messaging devices will sync via wireless, whether through a service provider or 802.11. It will track the spread of smart phones, and the increasing speeds and lowering costs of wireless services.

With thanks to Extended Systems' Brian Whitmarsh for the idea.

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