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Consumers are/aren't hot for mobile TV, Part II

Consumers are/aren't hot for mobile TV, Part II
Evan Blass
Evan Blass|March 4, 2006 9:00 AM
In what we're hoping gets no one wants turned into Engadget Mobile's version of the "cellphones are dangerous/not dangerous" saga, a new study released by International Data Corp (IDC) of Internet users in Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, China, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan claims that less that 10% of cellphone owners use non-voice features other than text messaging. This study would seem to corroborate an earlier one of U.S. Internet users by InsightExpress showing that less than 25% of Americans express an interest in watching TV on their cellphones- but also contradicts a Nokia-sponsored study of Europeans, whose optimistic results could have nothing to do with the fact the Nokia wants to sell people DVB-H handsets. The IDC study also showed, unsurprisingly, that SMS remains a popular feature among the mobile crowd, with 65% of those surveyed sending text messages every day.

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