Wednesday, February 09, 2011

What is the most popular technology device?

Figures from International Data Corporation reveal 100.9 million smartphones were shipped in the final quarter of 2010, compared to 92.1 million PCs. This is the first time smartphones have overtaken the PC and they are currently enjoying a massive 87.2% year-on-year increase whilst PCs are only achieving just 5.5%

Google’s Android operating system is driving the agenda and now is fast becoming the cornerstone of multiple manufacturers' smartphone strategies. Over 302.6 million smartphones were shipped worldwide throughout 2010.

Does this mean that the PC era is coming to an end and we are in the era of the smartphone, or that the door is now opening wide for the tablet device to bridge? Convergence is unavoidable as technology shrinks and portability of applications rise through the rise in apps. We have yet to see the impact of dual Core processors which are due out later this year. Smartphones are no longer phones and now are mobile devices that pack a lot of power and being able to slip that into a pocket will always win over larger format devices.

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