More customers than ever will buy tablet computers and smartphones this year, driving consumer electronics revenue to a record high of $190 billion in 2011, according to a new forecast from a leading industry trade group.
Apple has set the standard for mobile devices with the iPhone and the iPad.
By the year 2013 desktop PC’s will struggle to reach even half of the success that tablets and smartphones will see. Mobile networks have made the Ethernet cord unnecessary.
If a customer can’t get what they need from your site when they need it, a business isn’t going to produce enough traffic to promote growth.
For a mobile device you want to use the space available wisely and remember the limitations and advantages of mobile hardware.
Web-sites designed for smart-phones should establish priorities. Keep the audience in mind. With smartphones the goal is ”quick and easy” because people are generally on the move when accessing the internet from a smart-phone.
Tablets should be designed as a casual online experience, but keep in mind it is still a mobile device. Use the space available but priorities are still necessary.
Soon, a weapon might not be the only vital tool soldiers carry into battle. The Army will begin testing iOS- and Android-based tablets and smartphones for combat use.
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"It would seem unlikely that the PC will survive far beyond this decade. As mobile devices increase in sophistication and reduce in price, coupled with increased, cheaper, more accessible bandwidth then we will no doubt see the dominance of mobile platforms." -Martin Shaw
ADAPT The hardware we use is advancing every day, so we need make sure the software stays compatible and gives the user the most comfortable online experience that is possible.