Data usage accelerating, but why the continental difference?

A decade ago a US conference speaker discussed how journalists may be able to file stories via their mobiles, whilst the European journalists were writing this story on their PDAs and sending it via their mobile phones!

Now a recent survey conducted by M:Metrics finds that Americans access the internet over their mobiles far more than the Brits.

A variety of reasons are given, such as flat rate data charges, a prevalence of QWERTY keyboard mobiles and a dedication to Facebook and eBay.

The flip side is our love of video, music and SMS, all considerably more than the States. This is the where Nokia will excel.