Gartner Research has come out with a new study that shows the strength of mobile devices. What’s amazing about their findings is that it’s only a couple years away. They state that by 2013 the number of PC’s in use will be 1.78 billion and the number of smartphones will be 1.82 billion. With this info they believe that mobile phones will overtake the PC as “the most common web access”. Interesting facts… check out the complete findings here:
By 2013, mobile phones will overtake PCs as the most common Web access device worldwide. According to Gartner’s PC installed base forecast, the total number of PCs in use will reach 1.78 billion units in 2013. By 2013, the combined installed base of smartphones and browser-equipped enhanced phones will exceed 1.82 billion units and will be greater than the installed base for PCs thereafter.
Mobile Web users are typically prepared to make fewer clicks on a website than users accessing sites from a PC. Although a growing number of websites and Web-based applications offer support for small-form-factor mobile devices, many still do not. Websites not optimized for the smaller-screen formats will become a market barrier for their owners — much content and many sites will need to be reformatted/rebuilt.