The Mobile Blue Ocean


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ComScore has data out on the US phone market and Asymco breaks them down, including this great chart at right on the evolution of the US phone platform install base.

It highlights a few key points, some of which are already known, but some of which don't get talked about enough:

  • The Blue Ocean is still HUGE. For all that we (justifiably, more on which below) talk about who among AppleGoogle, RIM, Microsoft et al. is winning in smartphones, the biggest opportunity remains the Blue Ocean of getting smartphones in the hands of non-smartphone users. (This is true of the US, but also very true of developing markets where the shift to mobile is enormous.)

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Mark Cracknell Director + Creative Lead Mark brings over 14 years experience within the digital and advertising industry. His passion (and talent) for design across digital platforms has made his work internationally awarded on campaigns for Volkswagen, Philips, McDonald’s and Johnson & Johnson. Recent mobile projects have been featured by Apple (Worldwide) and reached the coveted ‘Number 1′ position within the Australian App Store on multiple occasions. He is a member of the AIMIA (Australian Interactive Media Industry Association) and an all round nice guy.