Mobile world - smartphones replacing personal computers?
by, 03-03-2011 at 02:11 PM (693 Views)
These are some very interesting stats, regardless of individual perspective. The question is, what does it mean for the mortgage business? Small scale would be that you need a mobile presence for interacting with customers. Be it Facebook, Twitter, a mobile version of your own website, or a custom application you have built. Whatever it is, the trend is clear: Smartphones are the new personal computers.
Cisco data traffic numbers:
There will be 788 million mobile-only Internet users by 2015.
Global mobile data traffic will increase by a factor of 26 by 2015.
World mobile data grew by a factor of 2.6 in 2010 from 2009.
Average smartphone usage doubled: 79 MB per month, up from 35 MB per month in 2009.
Android operating system data use is rapidly catching up to the iPhone.
In 2010 almost a third of smartphone traffic was offloaded onto fixed networks via dual-mode or Femtocells.
Millions of people around the world have cell phones but no electricity, and by 2015 a majority in the Middle East and Southeast Asia will live "off-grid, on-net."