The tablet is key to accelerating the mobility of firms, according to Gartner

Monday, February 18th, 2013 7:56:07 by

It is predicted that more than a billion smartphones and tablets will be sold in 2013. And the percentage of the smartphones will be 70% of all devices sold this year, according to consultancy Gartner, which has organized a symposium
in Barcelona to discuss the impact of mobility in business.

“For most businesses smartphones and tablets will not entirely replace PCs, but the ubiquity of smartphones and the increasing popularity of tablets are changing both the way consumers embrace devices and business device strategies,”
noted Carolina Milanesi, research vice president at Gartner, was quoted as saying in a statement.

“Today the wide range of brands and price points that the Android ecosystem offers is winning over users. While Apple remains the heartbeat by which the market moves, Google has rapidly become its archrival,” she went on.

Gartner estimates that 56% of smartphones purchased for business in the United States and Europe will be Android in 2016, when this yearend by 34% (in particular, consumer sales are sales of 75% in favour of Android).

Windows 8 will get the third place in 2016, with the largest companies in consumption between particular. Among tablets and Ultrabooks, they will have a share of 39% within companies in 2016.


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