Not too long ago we mentioned here the projected tablet sales; nearly 71 million to hit the streets by the end of 2012. While surfing the web on a tablet is much easier than you iPhone or Android in terms of physical space, many, many more folks actually have smartphones. The newest stat has the world hitting 850 million smartphones by 2015. That is a staggering number that has nearly 1 in 8 people on planet earth holding a smartphone within 4 years. If that is the case, why would anyone need a computer?
As it stands now urban professionals are relying more and more on mobile technologies to run their average work day. In lesser fortunate areas where a high speed cable connection is not financially, or in some cases, physically possible, mobile internet is the only option. Copule that with the ease of communicating on the same device thus eliminating clutter in one’s life, and it is a proverbial soup and a sandwich.
For tech folks device convergence is the holy grail of consumer goods. One device to rule them all as it were. So far, we have seen it come close, but with numbers like these on the horizon, it is hard to imagine software developers and tech manufacturers alike won’t be running a little bit faster towards that goal.