Techradar.com: A study into the downloading habits of mobile users has ‘revealed’ that by 2013, at least half of all mobile users will have used their phone to buy something digitally.
Be it ordering a book off Amazon (which we did back in 2000 through the magic of WAP) or downloading an annoying frog ringtone to ‘impress’ your ‘mates’, the mobile will become a lot more pivotal.
Jupiter Research predicts there will be a significant growth in mobile payment systems, software, support and consultancy services vendors over the next five years.
Already, people can purchase tickets for things like events and train journeys, with a code sent to the mobile to be shown on arrival.
More advanced forms are coming too as screen resolution increases, with images similar to barcodes being scanned for more complex purchases.