A new study (Central and Eastern Europe Mobile Messaging Services, 2004�2008 Forecast) by IDC reveals that the mobile messaging markets of Central and Eastern Europe still offer significant growth potential. Newer services like premium SMS and MMS are expected to supplement traditional text-based messaging, contributing not only to an increase in the number of users, but also to a jump in spending, which is expected to reach around $2.9 billion in 2008.
According to a new study from IDC, Mobilizing the Consumer: 2003 Survey Results, personal use of mobile devices, technology, applications, and services is on the rise as many previously business-focused solutions have been extended or repositioned for the home. As explained in a press release by IDC, mobile phones continue to be a big part of consumers’ lifestyles. Of course this news sounds very promising to mobile marketers who will have the chance to target a wider group of users hence to get bigger budget to spend on this medium