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LONDON, UK -- Dec. 22, 2004 -- A NEW report offered by Businessinfo (, ’Mobile Java: Applications, Markets & Technologies’ shows that Java downloads will generate over $4.8bn in mobile revenues by 2009, with Mobile Games accounting for the vast majority of revenues. Over sixty leaders across the mobile industry were interviewed to formulate a unique market sizing and growth model for the sector.

Carl Potter, Senior Analyst and report author said: “Now that most network operators have invested in the infrastructure required to provide Java download services, one of the biggest hurdles that remains is persuading new customers to make their first Java download. But as they begin to take the plunge, 2004 is becoming the year when mobile Java services have really started to take off, both in Europe and North America. The vast majority of service revenue will be generated from mobile games; with Java business applications still very much a developing opportunity”.

This new report, offered by, also found that Java was widely expected to remain the dominant platform for delivering mass market mobile applications until at least 2009. The strongest barriers to selling mass market mobile applications were found to be the complexity of customer billing, difficult to use services coupled with the challenge of delivering a never ending choice of compelling content. The APAC region was expected to remain the leading market for Java downloads through to 2009 when services are expected to generate almost $2bn.

The average price for one-hour - now at EUR 5.74 (exclusive of taxes) - for example, a time-band now offered by almost half of all service providers in Europe, has fallen cumulatively by more than 11 percent since January of this year. However it is noticeable that in the other two most used time-bands - 24 hours offered by 56 percent of all service providers and 1 month (37 percent) - very little discernible change has occurred in average prices over the same period.

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