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Smart Phones Outsell Computers

Archangel Michael (180766) writes | more than 3 years ago

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Archangel Michael (180766) writes "Smart phones have, for the first time, out sold computers.

For me, this is a milestone really worth mentioning, as it clearly indicates that smart communication devices are replacing computers. I know my phone can do some 65-80% of what I used to do on my computer.

In related news, Apple is slated to become the most valuable company in the world, partially based on its iPhone sales.

Disclaimer: I own a Droid X."

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"Replacing?" (1)

goontz (1441623) | more than 3 years ago | (#35151716)

While interesting, I don't think I would deduce that smart phones are, in any way, "replacing" computers.

Smart phones are probably replaced much more often than a PC simply because of the additional abuse they take. They're tossed around, carried everywhere, every day, dropped, etc. Even the average laptop has it much easier. On top of that, more and more smart phone choices are available now than when that market was younger (not only physical devices, but different OS' too). I don't know the last time I saw someone with a new non-smart phone.

I also have to wonder what their numbers for "Personal Computers" consist of. Meaning, are they only counting pre-built machines? I'm sure there's many like myself (especially here on /. ) who buy separate hardware and build their own computers, which is much harder to account for in terms of computer sales.
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