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Where We Are In The Smartphone Revolution

Where We Are In The Smartphone Revolution

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Digital is changing.

There are now twice as many mobile dec vices sold as PCs.

A  chart from BI Intelligence‘s new Future  Of Mobile deck breaks this down:

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Tablet sales alone with  overtake PC sales in 2-3 years:

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So, the future is definitely mobile.

But, while there still are a lot of “dumbphones” to replace…

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… Growth slows after 50% penetration.

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To listen to some mobile industry executives and investors tell it, you  would think the smartphone revolution was just beginning. But major  markets are already past the halfway point.

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So, what does this  mean? The opportunity is now in the emerging  markets. And they’re growing rapidly.

 

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As Henry Blodget argues, these new  users will likely spend less on smartphones and apps, and be a less-valuable  demographic for advertisers and commerce companies. Growth in the  smartphone ecosystem will therefore have to increasingly come from selling more  to the earlier, existing smartphone users.

Read more:  http://www.businessinsider.com/where-we-are-in-the-smartphone-revolution-2013-3#ixzz2Or8cxcPR

Stephen

Posted on: March 29, 2013, 7:19 am Category: Uncategorized