With more and more consumers trading in their old feature phones for smartphones, the smartphone market actually eclipsed the PC market during the last quarter for the first time, according to data from IDC. Vendors shipped 100.9 million smartphones during the fourth quarter, according to Monday data, while IDC logged 92.1 million PC shipments during the same time period, according to IDC numbers from January . The milestone was first noted by Fortune, which said that smartphones surpassed PC shipments much faster than expected.
Anyone who thinks that the Internet revolution is in anything but its early phase had better take a look at Cisco's latest Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast (PDF). There are so many startling predictions and observations in the report that we'll just begin with these headlines: There will be 788 million mobile-only Internet users by 2015. Global mobile data traffic will increase by a factor of 26 by 2015. World mobile data grew by a factor of 2.6 in 2010 from 2009.
Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, 2010–2015 [Visual Networking IndexFebruary 6, 2013 The Cisco ® Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update is part of the comprehensive Cisco VNI Forecast, an ongoing initiative to track and forecast the impact of visual networking applications on global networks. This paper presents some of Cisco's major global mobile data traffic projections and growth trends. Executive Summary The Mobile Network in 2012
More often than not, the mobile experience for a Web application or site is designed and built after the PC version is complete. Here's three reasons why Web applications should be designed for mobile first instead. 1. Mobile is exploding
Some experts are projecting mobile devices to become the dominant medium for web browsing within five years, overtaking browsing on desktop computers. Regardless of how accurate this projection turns out to be, it is clear that formatting websites for mobile-friendly viewing needs to become a staple of web design and development. There are many ways to accomplish this, of course. However, CSS3 provides a fairly rich toolset for mobile-friendly formatting, relying on the client’s browser capabilities instead of back-end templating. Step 1. Think Ahead
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