Reuters - June 18, 2007


The number of U.S. mobile Internet users is expected to more than triple to 110 million in 2011 from the current 32 million, according to Sterling Market Intelligence and Opus Research.

Greg Sterling, founding principal of research firm Sterling Market Intelligence, said the iPhone and the new MSN portal reflect how companies are trying to address consumer dissatisfaction with surfing the Internet on mobile phones.

"The majority of users are not surfing the mobile Internet yet, but there is pent-up demand for content on mobile phones," said Sterling, noting that small screens and slow networks contributed to a poor experience for most users.

From the article, "Microsoft launches new-look MSN for mobile phones", by Daisuke Wakabayashi, Reuters, June 18, 2007