One way of getting a handle on the mobile industry’s trends is to look at how the floor space at Mobile World Congress gets divided up.
Guest Post Mobile payments is a sector on the cusp of exploding. The Nilson Report recently found that 73 percent of smartphone owners have used their device while shopping, yet only 2 percent claim to have used a mobile wallet or made an in-app purchase. At last week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, I saw a swathe of companies hoping to claim a piece of the pie.
Sprint, Brightstar Corporation, eRecyclingCorps, ModusLink Global Solutions and the CDMA Development Group are teaming up to create the Device Renewal Forum, a group that will encourage the recycling and reuse of cellphones and set technical standards for refurbished devices.
Sony Mobile president Bert Nordberg showing off the new Xperia phones