Mobile video doesn’t mean quick bucks

Here’s a nice piece of wisdom from Ryan Block at Engadget about new stats that reveal only one in eight mobile phone users are interested in buying video for their devices. He warns that walled garden products like VCast will be marginalized by simple mobile broadband.

…what’s it going to take for them to realize that people don’t want to buy the same content over and over—they want to buy or obtain it once, and then disseminate it to all their devices by their own means?
Ryan’s right on the money with this. The stats are an important reminder of the dangers of bubble spin. Portable video is definitely a part of the future, but so are the business models. Be warned.

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