Astonishing Facts About Today's Mobile Market

Astonishing Facts About Today's Mobile Market

Astonishing Facts About Today's Mobile Market

Mobile Madness!  In early 2013, the number of mobile-connected devices exceeded the number of people on earth.

The "Mobile Age" isn't merely upon us—it's consuming us! At least that's the impression left by the following astonishing facts about mobility, which have been researched and compiled by Janco Associates. The sheer number of mobile-connected devices that exist threatens to stagger the senses, as does the resulting traffic generated by these devices. In fact, while smartphones enable us to hold more computing power in our hands than supercomputers did decades ago, tablets and laptops are driving far more traffic. In reviewing these numbers, it's clear that the ubiquitous nature of our smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices has gotten so immense that we may one day see the desktop computer go the way of the vinyl record, videotape player and pay phone (which can credit its demise to the cell phone). Janco compiled the following data from its own industry research, as well as that conducted by IDC and IBM.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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