Monday, January 18, 2010

Gartner - Mobile web access will surpass PCs by 2013

Mobile phones will overtake PCs as the dominant web access device worldwide by 2013 according to a new forecast issued by research firm Gartner. Based on Gartner's PC installed base forecast, the total number of PCs in use should top 1.78 billion units in 2013 by that time, the combined installed base of smartphones and browser-equipped enhanced phones is expected to exceed 1.82 billion units, and the gap will continue to grow in the years to follow.

Looking even further ahead, Gartner anticipates that by 2015, context will be as critical to mobile consumer services and relationships as search engines are to the traditional web. Gartner argues that context will provide the key to delivering hyper-personalized experiences across smartphones in the same way search enables web users to organize information and services, adding context will center on observing patterns, particularly location, presence and social interactions.

Gartner also notes that while search is predicated on pulling information from the web, context-enriched services will typically prepopulate or push information to users.


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Selurus said...

Mobiles are the future. Its cheaper and more convenient to surf on a mobile. Also the latest phones are as powerful and capable as computers. The website designers and content providers need to tap into this growing market.

Anonymous said...

What a great resource!