PC WORLD -- Feb 13 -- Mobile dating is gowing partly because of newer cell phones w/cameras, broadband connections and clearer displays. Tole Hart at Gartner said, "Mobile dating will continue to grow because Internet communities like MySpace and Jumbuck Island will grow." Trilibis said Webdate Mobile surged 23% in the past year to 92,000 registered users. Analysts at Frost & Sullivan put global mobile dating revenues at $31 million in 2005, and is expected to grow to $215 million in 2009. Market research firm, Visiongain, said that ~13% of U.S. dating service members accessed Web sites through their cell phones. Sprint offers Webdate Mobile for $3.99/mo and Jumbuck Island for $3.99/mo. Jumbuck Island said 40,000 unique visitors per day use it's Fast Flirting service worldwide. IceBreaker Inc. debuted Crush or Flush on Jan 16th.
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