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The mobile computing explosion of the past 4-5 years reveal some interesting statistics
Gartner industry findings (from December 2010) reflect that worldwide sales of mobile phone devices grew 35% from the third quarter of 2009, and smartphone sales grew 96 % from the third quarter of 2009 (and smartphones accounted for 20% of overall mobile phone sales in the third quarter of 2010)
Recent (May 2011) statistics provided by the Yankee Group indicate that by 2013, the estimated number of mobile device users will be at 160 million, the estimated number of mobile application downloads will be at 7 billion, and the projected revenue from mobile device application downloads will be $4.2 billion
Current industry trends indicate that mobile devices (more specifically, tablets) will soon overtake laptops as standard-issue for government agencies and many businesses