Mapping Market Opportunities for the Apple iPhone

Apple's iPhone was the hot topic during a session at the Web 2.0 Summit. The 451 Group's Raven Zachary and other panelists discussed the market potential for the smart phone in the mobile and wireless sector. Can Google, Nokia, Microsoft and RIM catch up? Here are some compelling data points that make the iPhone seem like Mt. Everest for those challengers.

SAN FRANCISCO-What is the growth potential for Apple's iPhone? That was the subject of a panel discussion at the Web 2.0 Summit here Nov. 5.

The 451 Group analyst Raven Zachary and others provided some statistics that clearly show the iPhone, the most popular smart phone, in the driver's seat versus competing smart phones from Nokia and RIM, as well as phones that run Microsoft Windows Mobile and Google's Android mobile operating systems.

See the iPhone data points from the Web 2.0 Summit for yourself here.

There are several opportunities for application developers to create compelling applications for the iPhone, both native and Web applications.

Even John Doerr, the venture capital genius at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, told the audience at the Web 2.0 Summit later in the day that the iPhone can be revolutionary beyond the PC because it is personal, leverages broadband and can be taken anywhere.