An interesting read from the BBC… the article provides some numbers on the state of the GPS industry, noting that some 12 million+ gps devices were sold in Europe in the first 9 months of 06. That number is expected to double in 07. They note that most of the users are sailors and hikers – you know, those people that need to know their exact location all the time. But that’s expected to change in 07 with more GPS enabled handsets hitting the shelves – like the new Nokia N95 (see allaboutsymbian.com for a nice review of this device) – for more on this topic see this article on the BBC new channel – are you using an y location-sensitive apps on your cell phone yet? I use google maps (although its a bit of a pig on my nokia N80), however, once my position is known by the device and my search results are automatically “localized” the potential uses of location-sensitive apps will be much more compelling. I’m alreadu geotagging my flickr photos (occasionally) but there’s so much more that I’d like to do… where am I apps, locate a shop near me, friend finder apps, directions etc… looks like 07 just might be the year. In a shameless plug see also our own www.lbszone.com for the latest updates on location technologies and LBS.