By 2015 more U.S. internet users will access the Internet through mobile devices than through PCs or other wireline devices.
Ever since the debut of Apple's iPhone smartphone, mobile devices have traveled an unstoppable path towards market dominance, with their growth rate dwarfing that of PCs. Now users are using Apple iPad and a host of Android smartphones and tablets from names such as HTC, Lenovo, Dell and others. More people are accessing the internet on the go, too. So it should come as no surprise that as PC market growth has slowed, the momentum of people accessing the Internet via PCs versus accessing the Internet via their mobile devices has shifted. Indeed, IDC is predicting a shift of tectonic proportions in the years to come. Here's a look at the rise of mobile internet browsing and how its shockwaves will affect other trends as well.
Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and Forbes.com. She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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