Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Mobile Growth Soars, Tablet Shipments Surpass PCs in 3 Years

And then.....  There was more.

Check out the giant spike in tablet shipments (orange in the graph to the right) compared to PC shipments. 

The PC's dominance will soon be over..... And with it, goes Microsoft's dominance.  It's like the defeat of the MCP at the end of Tron.... and all the I/O towers begin to shine brightly again :-)

"In fact, tablet shipments surpassed both desktop PC and notebook shipments in the fourth quarter of 2012. A similar report from IDC earlier this week confirms the rapid tablet growth, estimating that yearly tablet shipments will surpass notebook shipments by 2013 and the total PC market in 2015."

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tablet Market Projected to Surpass Notebooks in 2013, Total PC Market in 2015


More stats to support a Post PC Era paradigm shift.  Tablet's forecasted to blow past PCs - From this story on MacRumors.  (Blue line in the graph on the right)

From April: Research Firm: PC Sales Plunge as Windows 8 Flops
“Unfortunately, it seems clear that the Windows 8 launch not only didn’t provide a positive boost to the PC market, but appears to have slowed the market,” IDC Vice President Bob O’Donnell said.
"Windows 8's poor sales start could amplify periodic calls for Microsoft to replace Ballmer..."
More of that uncompromising user experience - NOT!
"In a surprisingly harsh assessment, IDC said Windows 8 hasn’t only failed to spur more PC demand but has actually exacerbated the slowdown—confusing consumers with features that don’t excel in a tablet mode and compromise the traditional PC experience."

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

45% of home Internet traffic from Apple devices

20% of traffic on home broadband networks come from mobile devices.  iPad generates the most traffic of any single device at home.

....more evidence of the paradigm shift and that Microsoft CAN be beat.  :-D

From All Things D, You Spend a Lot of Time With Your Mobile Device at Home -- Even More if It's an iPad

Friday, May 3, 2013

BlackBerry CEO Questions Future of Tablets - CLUEless !!!

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins
From the Clueless In Chief of Blackberry. 
"In five years I don’t think there’ll be a reason to have a tablet anymore,” Heins said in an interview yesterday at the Milken Institute conference in Los Angeles. “Maybe a big screen in your workspace, but not a tablet as such. Tablets themselves are not a good business model.”
Their big announcement was a phone with a physical keyboard.  He says they're gonna "take back Hollywood" with it.  That's what they consider an innovation.  Jeez Lueweez.  It's back to the future for these guys. (Shaking head in disgust)
"In five years, I see BlackBerry to be the absolute leader in mobile computing -- that’s what we’re aiming for"
Ohhhhhh. I understand now.  He's on LSD and hallucinating.