Whoever has any doubt that mobile devices like smartphones are not only increasing in popularity but are also replacing regular PC’s to function online has just to look around in the mobile market. The technological advances in smartphones mean that the computing power in a portable device is just as advanced as any old-fashioned PC. Portable online mobile power means that what we have become used to doing with computers is now being done on mobile devices. Online gambling is one example of how smartphones have been transformed intoportable pocket casinos which allow us to play and win whenever we feel like it.

Apple and Samsung are the current leaders in the smartphone race.  While many were skeptical about the new iPhone 5 release, the figures tell a different story. Apple announced that their iPhone 5 pre-orders were sold out in a single hour. To add to that Apple announced that the new iPhone 5 had broken the record sales of 1 million units in 24 hours by the iPhone 4S. According to Apple their iPhone 5 has sold over 2 million pre-orders in the first 24 hours. This incredible statistic has led to Apple being forced to push back shipments.

Despite earlier criticism Apple has obviously managed to impress the consumers with their lighter, and bigger phone. Added to that is their 4G LTE connection which makes their new model a global hit before a single unit has been shipped.

Apple’s Head of Marketing, Philip Schiller stated,”iPhone 5 pre-orders have shattered the previous record held by iPhone 4S and the customer response to iPhone 5 has been phenomenal.”

It is hard to see how PC’s will be able to compete with smartphones and tablet devices. Portability and ease-of use are a hard combination to beat as we all look to make our online lives easier and more enjoyable.

Be Sociable, Share!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *