Mobile phones have become the dominant means of communication as they provide greater flexibility and convenience to the subscribers in comparison to the landline telephones. This technology has made life much easier by helping people reach their friends, relatives and work colleagues anywhere at any period of time.
In India, the mobile phone market is growing with leaps and bounds, paving way for new and better models loaded with advanced and innovative technology. It is believed that the Indian market is one of the fastest growing mobile markets in the world with around six million new connections every month. In the last five years, the market has showcased a growth of nearly 8.12% from 2000-2007. In 2008, it is believed that about three hundred million people have mobile phones in India. This number is expected to grow and double by the end of 2010.
When the first mobile phones were introduced in the Indian market, they were costly and loaded with basic features. Gradually, with the advent of technology many new features entered the mobile market. The latest development is the touch screen, navigation system, high pixel camera, polyphonic ring tones, MMS facility, and zoom applications. Apart from these there is much other advancement that has taken place in the Indian mobile phone market.
Today, all the leading mobile service providers are coming up with new strategies, offers, varieties coupled with cheaper rates and services to capture the growing market. This is not only helping Indian mobile service providers to attract their own people but is also helping them to compete with the cheap Chinese mobiles that are infiltrating the Indian mobile market. As a result, low-income, self-employed people like auto rickshaw drivers, maids, taxi drivers, construction workers, plumbers, carpenters and even food vendors are snapping mobile phones and connections. These service users are considered to be prospective clients of leading service providers in India.
Mobile phones have today become ubiquitous in our day-to-day life. Be it for any use, calling or connecting with people, sending and receiving SMSs, or using it for entertainment. Mobile entertainment includes music player, MP3, video clippings, and other innovative means of mobile entertainment. Nowadays, many important services like ambulance services, police services, helpline, astrology, and dating devices are also linked with mobile phones. MMS and SMS have now come up with a new lingo along with the new and most advanced iPhone that have recently entered the Indian mobile phone market.
The new Apple iPhone comes with a new style statement, adorned with whopping features. Some of the most enthralling features include availability in pastel colors, Bluetooth technology, keyboard facility, and other high end features.
With global trends, Indian mobile market is still under a constant stage of development and innovation. Network coverage is increasing with greater adaptability and innovation is hitting the market, paving way for better, improved, advanced and more appealing mobile phones in near future. With so much advancements and innovations, the future of India’s mobile phone market is definitely bright and prospective.
Mobiles have become an essential source of telecommunications in India. It is no more a fashion accessory but very much a need. With the increasing number of people using mobile phones, the market is sure to prosper and grow in doubles and triples.