So, who out there is carrying a smartphone in their pocket right now? Yes, it can be on a desk or somewhere else.
Better yet, how about we refer to it as a personal computer? Aren’t they really one in the same? Personally, I think so. My smartphone gets a lot of usage throughout the day and it is a great business tool. In fact, I use my desktop and notebook computers much less due to the advancement of smartphone technology even in the last year.
It took approximately 16 years since the introduction of the first “real” smartphone to reach 1 billion users. 1 in 7 people in the world own a smartphone, but the prediction is that it’s only going to take 3 years to double the amount of users. The technology has been present for quite some time now, but a very large part of the transition has occurred since the launch of the iPhone in 2007 and making it more accessible to average users. I remember purchasing my first Blackberry over 5 years ago, and many of the responses from friends and colleagues was that I was a “business user” and a smartphone was just part of doing business and being tethered.
This isn’t an excuse anymore. As we all know, there are individuals from a variety of backgrounds and age that utilize these devices on a daily basis. Here’s an infographic that breaks these numbers down for you: