Mobile Applications: With the India`s mobile telecom network expected to grow from over 300 million subscribers now to over 400 million by the end of 2009, mobile applications (m-apps) will become central to entertainment, information, banking and other services - and, of course, revenues for telecom companies.
You`ll see many m-payment services, and banks will urge you to use SMS and m-banking. The media will get serious with the platform, with SMS, mobile web, widgets and m-apps.
And m-marketing... expect lots of SMS spam and the failure of do-not-disturb lists, until a service provider gets taken to court.
The mobile will drive a host of apps: global positioning system (GPS), digital photography, music distribution. These started off earlier, but will really take off in 2009.
Your phone will be at the centre of a converged, digital universe. With 3G technology, and 16 GB of storage, it`ll be your storehouse, your credit card, your identity.
Image: Graphic comparing the new Google powered T-Mobile G1 with Apple`s iPhone 3G.