January 4, 2010
Number of Mobile Devices Will Double by 2015
According to MobileTechNews, there will have been approximately 1.2 billion mobile devices shipped out to consumers in 2009. Wow, that’s an incredible number of phones and such! Apparently, this calculation “includes all categories of wireless devices including cellular handsets, MIDs (Mobile Internet Devices), netbooks, mobile consumer electronics products, and cellular modems.”
That’s nothing compared to the next set of numbers, though. Predictions state that by 2014, the number of these types of machines shipped out to people around the globe will reach almost double the 2009 approximation, at 2.25 billion devices. Wireless devices are getting so incredibly popular that people aren’t just buying them—they’re buying them more frequently and replacing those with newer models.
It isn’t just the smartphone category that’s getting all of the attention, either. The cellular modems are expected to grow in popularity by nearly 40% in the next five years, opening new opportunities, new calculations, and new products for the mobile industry.
Though these numbers and predictions follow the popular trends of today, I don’t see mobile devices going down in sales at all over the next five years: the popularity of the iPhone, RIM BlackBerry plus the war with their respective competitors (trying to keep up with Apple’s and RIM’s technologies) is too appealing and exciting. It has only just begun.
I guess this means we can look forward to even more amazing mobile devices over the next few years! Can’t wait!
Posted by Shaane at 7:00 am