Less than 15% of people are using the internet.
Approximately 41% of the worldâ€™s population will own a mobile phone. Of this, 13% will be using their mobile to access the internet.
1.3 million new mobile subscribers every day. 15 people every second.
More than 500m people have made their first ever phone call from a mobile device. People who never heard the dialtone. Likewise people whoâ€™ve never used a PC to access the internet are using their mobile to do so.
3 billion mobile subscriptions to be reached in 2008. Reckons it will be 3 billion next year. 4 billion subscribers globally during 2010.
Half the new subscribers to come from China and India.
Working on reducing the total cost of ownership of a mobile phone in half. I imagine this means the cost of â€˜buyingâ€™ a mobile phone, not getting screwed by your mobile operator for 40p a minute 😉
65% of the global market for phones is due to replacement â€” raising to 80% in a few years.
970 million mobile devices to be sold this year.
Heâ€™s shown us some new handsets (announced yesterday) and talked about their new â€˜Eâ€™ series business line.
In a study across 11 major markets, 36% of 18-24 year olds browse the internet regularly from their mobile and are participating in online communities and networking.
850 million people today are using Nokia devices.
Reckons thereâ€™s great momentum to connect more people to the internet than any other company in the world.
Thereâ€™s some WiMax enabled handsets coming in 2008.
Nokia is the worldâ€™s largest manufacturer of digital music players. Vision is for people to access all the music they want, anywhere, anytime and at a reasonable cost. Cites an example of the Loudeye Nokia Music Community â€” apparently led by David Bowie 😉
Reckons Mobile TV will move to a mass market phase in 2007.
Showed â€˜tap and goâ€™ mobile payments with the Nokia 3220 PayPass / MasterCard solutionâ€¦ Iâ€™ll need to look that up. 😉
Showed Flickr working with the N95 â€” together with flickr integration. Showed pictures on screen with a Nokia N73. Theyre â€˜truly challenging the standalone digital camera marketâ€™ head-on.
Showed some examples of location based services with the Nokia 770 tablet.
Source: SMS Text News
Fantastic coverage Ewan! Thanks! Maybe Nokia will be nice enough to post the keynote like Apple always posts Steve Job’s keynotes, and Microsoft does with Bill Gate’s keynotes.