Change · Technology

The World now buys more Smartphones than Computers

In 2011 an important technology milestone was reached. Manufacturers shipped 487.7 million smartphones and only 414.6 million computers (that is desktops, laptops and tablets combined). And it’s a trend that hasn’t slowed down.

It would seem smartphones are becoming the main computing devices of the masses. Productivity and creation tasks notwithstanding the majority of what we need to do person-to-person or on the internet can be accomplished on a device that costs a couple of hundred dollars and fits in our pocket.


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