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By Pauline Trassard May 31, 2013
The arrival of smartphones ‘en masse’ on the market has demonstrated to what extent the world of information and communication technology has now become virtually synonymous with mobile. And this fusion seems to be intensifying with the rise of tablets.
The smartphone now dominates sales of connected devices. A presentation by Benedict Evans, a strategy consultant at London-based Enders Analysis, left the audience at the BookExpo America Convention, running from 30 May to I June in New York City, in no doubt of this fact. In 2012, sales of computers – laptops and desktop PCs – fell slightly, to somewhat fewer than 200 million units. In contrast, smartphone sales have exploded, moving from 300 to over 600 million devices sold between 2011 and 2012. And if you take into account all mobile devices, the figure rises to 1,700 million units. US-based Apple has succeeded in taking a firm grip on the world of mobile, with its smartphones and more recently its tablet devices.