Request for participation: 2010 Mobile Industry Predictions

Request for participation: 2010 Mobile Industry Predictions

Greetings everyone.

What a year 2009 has been. Despite the recession, the industry continued to grow, innovation prospered and prospects for a terrific 2010 look better than ever. To help us figure out what might happen, we are doing our Annual Mobile Industry Predictions Survey (20 questions) to gather insights from the collective brain trust – our readers, colleagues, and friends from around the globe. I am hoping you will again help us out with your insights (Last year’s results here). All answers are kept confidential.

If you leave your email address, we will enter you in the drawing for winning some mind-stretching/thumb-numbing prizes:

INQ Mini Intro

  • Mobile Phone: INQMobile’s newest social networking device – the INQ Chat 3G from the company that won the best mobile handset at the Mobile World Congress 2009 in Barcelona
  • Book: Open Mobile Understanding the Impact of Open Mobile: Implications for Telecoms/Devices, Web, Social Networks, Media and Personal Privacy by Ajit V Jaokar (FutureText) and Anna Gatti (Google)
  • Book: Tomi Ahonen Almanac 2010

We will share the results during the first week of 2010.

Please click here to start responding. It will take less than 5 minutes of your time. If the link doesn’t work for you, please let us know.

Survey ends Dec 28th.

The questions are:

1. What will be the biggest stories of 2010?

2. Have we recovered from the recession?

3. Who will be the most open player in the mobile ecosystem in 2010?

4. Will Android handset sales exceed iPhone’s in 2010?

5. When will we see tiered pricing plans for smartphones in the US from tier 1 operators?

6. What will happen to the mobile prepaid subscriber base in the US?

7. By how much will the mobile advertising ad-spend increase in 2010?

8. What will be the impact of the FCC’s national broadband plan on the mobile industry in 2010?

9. Who will be the mobile comeback story of 2010?

10. What will be the impact of Google Phone?

11. Which areas will feel the most impact from FCC?

12. Which solution will gain the most traction for managing mobile data broadband consumption?

13. When will the carrier-branded appstores lose steam?

14. What will help mobile cloud computing gain traction in 2010?

15. What will be the most successful non-mobile-phone category in 2010?

16. What will be the breakthrough category in mobile in 2010?

17. By the end of 2010, which will have more subscribers?

18. How will Netbooks do through the operator channel?

19. Which standards will gain traction?

20. What mode of mobile payments will get any traction in North America and Western Europe in 2010?

21. For bonus points, Despite conventional wisdom, what will not happen in 2010?

Please feel free to pass this on to anyone who might be interested or has something to say.

Wishing you a prosperous 2010.

Kind regards,

Chetan Sharma