Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Smartphones outsell PCs for the first time

Need further proof that the future of computing is mobile and the Internet? Consider the latest figures from IDC indicate that over 100 900 000 smart phones were sold worldwide in just the fourth quarter of 2010 alone. It is not only an increase of 82.7% number from last year's quarter of 53.9 million alone, but it also puts the total number of smartphones sold in 2010 to 302,600,000 ... an increase of 74.4% compared to 2009, and a number, which officially means that smart phones are outselling PC for the first time in history, at least for the fourth quarter.

The number of surprising at first, but it makes sense. For one thing most people already have PCs, and the market is saturated with them, while sales of smartphones are growing. In addition, most smartphones today people still want everything a PC, including email, browsing, and Facebook. Grant is the smartphone on average less expensive than a PC to boot, it is little wonder that so many people avoid buying a new computer when they can buy a new smartphone instead?

It is not to say that computers are sold in 2010. The numbers are also sold pink, but not at the same time an extreme amount. In fact, they increased only by 5.5%, transport for a total of 346.2 million units in 2010.

As for sellers smartphone sold primarily in the fourth quarter, Nokia continues to lead with 28.3 million sold smartpjones as Apple boasted 16.2 million, Research In Motion boasted 14.6 million and Samsung and HTC have been 9, 7 and 86 million respectively. Does anyone else think it reflects the seriousness of Nokia is running its business that it may sell 28.3 million smartphones and still be in danger?