Will America ever embrace Messaging?

I ask the question because I see little evidance to say the opposite. Yes we know American operators dont really have at best interopable media messaging, at worst any text messaging (Sprint?). The reason is unknown, except to say there has to be a reason why PTT has launched in America and not anywhere else yet. Could this be because Americans are not ready to accept messaging in any form?

Been thinking about it over the week and there could be a few reasons to the lack of embrace.
First up what country still uses pagers? which country did the two way pager launch in? What happened when the CB radio came to other countrys like the Europe and Asia? Did we embrace it? Hey and what country uses it the most by percentage still? Yes America. Makes sense in the light of push to talk services eh?
On the other side America companys are hell bent on banning camera phones so I have no idea if messaging will grow even if it natrually does.

What other evdance do i need? I rest my case…for now.

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Author: Ianforrester

Senior firestarter at BBC R&D, emergent technology expert and serial social geek event organiser.