Desktops & Laptops Dying Due to Smartphone Sales
We have said all along that smartphones and tablets are the way forward and so much so that they will kill off desktops and laptops within time, and now it seems to be heading that way according to a new survey.
Apparently and according to The Telegraph more mobile phones were sold that computers last year thanks to a new research and that PC’s were outsold by smartphones in the last quarter of 2010.
With many new smartphones like the Apple iPhone 4 and many Android smartphones that would take ages to list seems to be killing off desktops and laptops, around 100.9 million smartphones were shipped in October, November and December of 2010, whereas only 92.1 million PC shipments were listed.
The above numbers means that smartphone sales were up 87 per cent on the same period in 2009 and only three per cent up for PC shipments.
According to the source above IDC analyst Ramon Llamas said this is the case because PCs and smartphones serve different purposes.
Many new tablets are being announced of late and these will start to overtake PC sales as well and with smartphone prices falling to an all time low for the buyer it seems desktops and laptops is a dying market. Many smartphones and tablets are being sold in supermarkets such as Tesco’s, which means the market will only get stronger for these devices.
Do you think the desktop and laptop will die a slow death to smartphones and tablets? We would love to know what you think.