Californian Market Intelligence agency iSuppli predicts that by 2008, USB ports will be fitted to 73 percent of all new-model mobile phones, up from 30 percent in 2004, while music...

Californian Market Intelligence agency iSuppli predicts that by 2008, USB ports will be fitted to 73 percent of all new-model mobile phones, up from 30 percent in 2004, while music playback capability — including MP3 — will feature in 54 percent of new-model wireless handsets in 2008, up from 20 percent in 2004.

Slots for removable flash-memory cards, which can be used to store and transfer music files are predicted to reach a 43 percent penetration rate of new phones by 2008, up from 16 percent in 2004.

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