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Shift to Mobile and Tablets in 2012

Posted by: 2UE | 28 December, 2012 - 11:17 AM
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The shift to smartphones and tablets became a landslide this year, crushing desire for laptop computers and pushing manufacturers to adapt to the mobile internet era.

The trend promises to gain momentum in 2013, with people using handheld gadgets to remain connected to the web on the go and switching to sophisticated systems in homes or offices.

Forrester Research analyst Frank Gillett says tablets won't kill personal computers, but will force them to evolve.

Signs that the evolution is under way include Microsoft overhauling Windows to synch the world's most widely-used computer operating system with tablets and smartphones as well as desktops and laptops.

Microsoft is even selling its own Surface tablet based on the Windows 8 software released in October. (AAP)

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Blog comments Your Say

  • Yep theres no better way for big brother to keep an eye on us all than to have big brother with you where ever you go.

    Robert Monday 31 December, 2012 - 2:21 PM

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