Possible factors driving this growth.
This is driven by a number of factors. Including the increased availability of a wide range of cheap mobile internet devices, plus improved coverage and more competitive data rates, this is powering a new generation of mobile business users who are doing more and more business on the move.
472 million smart phones were shipped in 2011, compared with just 415 million PC’s
More Business is being conducted on the move
More business is now being done away from the office or desktop PC .
Here are some interesting stats that support this claim:
- It’s estimated that there are now 1.2 billion mobile Web users worldwide (Source : mobithinking.com )
- Nielsen reports that 46% of US mobile phone owners have a Smartphone in quarter 4 2011.
- 25 percent of mobile Web users in the US are now mobile-only users
- 32% of employees globally now rely on more than one mobile device during their typical working Day
- More than half of all mobile workers (64 percent) use a PC tablet:
So is this the Post PC era?
Apple CEO Tim Cook recently described this as a “post-PC” revolution, this has even surprised apple themselves.
He said “The momentum behind the iPad has been incredible and has surprised just about everyone,”,
adding later that the device is “outstripping the wildest of predictions”.
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