Smartphones overtake computers shipped in 2011. Yikes.

It had to happen … and it did in 2011.  Sales of smartphones outstripped sales of traditional computers.  Apparently, there was a 60% increase in smartphone shipments from 2010 to 2011 – which is remarkable in itself when you think how ubiquitous iPhones and the like have been – or, rather, for how long they seem to have been part of our lives.

Clearly, as more people have smartphones, it seems unlikely that such growth will be repeated (the figures, of course, hide the fact that most people already have a PC), but what is undoubted is the fact that more web browsing is being done on smaller devices than ever before.


Here’s the full report, I read it here first.