Mobile Future

Mobile Year in Review 2010 Video

Watch our rapid-fire tour of 2010’s key consumer and technology mobile trends showing the staggering growth in consumer mobile usage across a dizzying array of applications and social media platforms.

Highlights of the Mobile Year in Review 2010 Video

Massive increase in apps downloaded

  • FIVE BILLION apps downloaded — up from 300 million in 2009


Whopping expansion of location-based services

  • FIVE MILLION Foursquare users — up from 200,000 users in 2009


Surge in mobile social media platforms

  • 347 PERCENT growth in Twitter mobile usage
  • 200 MILLION mobile Facebook Users
  • 100 MILLION YouTube videos played on mobile devices everyday


Ongoing explosion in data traffic

  • 3,000 PERCENT growth in one carrier’s data traffic since 2008
  • 3,339: average number of texts sent per month by US teens.


Unprecedented competition and choice

  • 96 PERCENT of mobile users can choose from 3 or more providers
  • 92 PERCENT of mobile users are satisfied with their provider
  • 4 CENTS: average voice rate per minute in the US
  • 77 MILLION: number of smartphones shipped in the fall of 2010.