comScore recently reported that in June of 2008 20.8 million Americans, or 9.2% of US mobile subscribers, used mobile search. This is up 68% from the prior year. As with desktop search, Google dominates with a 60% share of mobile search.
Mobile search and computing tends to focus on local commerce. A good example of this is the applications featured in the recent Popular Science article The Future of Mobile Computing. The article is about applications developed at by students at MIT using Google's Android software development kit. Not surprising, 5 of 7 applications are local commerce related.
BTW, according to Information Week T-Mobile will introduce the first mobile phone running Android next week.
Mobile computing was the #1 trend in our consensus top 10 technology trends for 2008. It is also on our top 10 small business trends for 2008. With the help of the iPone (and possibly Android), both these trend forecasts are coming true.