September 12th, 2011, 18:44 PM
Most will access Internet via mobile devices by 2015, IDC says
More people in the U.S. will access the Internet via mobile devices than through desktop computers or other wired devices by 2015, IDC predicted on Monday.
That bold prediction follows a tremendous uptick in smartphone sales in the past two years. IDC projects that nearly 1 billion smartphones will be distributed globally in 2015.
IDC also noted that it expects an explosion of media tablet sales in coming years.
The researcher predicts sales of all wireless device sales in the U.S. will see an annual growth rate of 16.6% between 2010 and 2015.
"Forget what we have taken for granted on how consumers use the Internet," said Karsten Weide, an analyst at IDC. "Soon, more users will access the Web using mobile devices than using PCs. It's going to make the Internet a very different place."
Full story: Computerworld