189 bln mobile messages sent in 2007

189 bln mobile messages have been sent by US mobile-phone subscribers in 2007. Gartner forecasts 301 bln mobile messages sent in 2008. Those figures would still account for only a small fraction of the 2.3 trillion messages to be sent across major markets worldwide in 2008 (a 19.6% increase from the 2007 total of 1.9 trillion messages).