’Mobile is eating the World’: see how phones and tablets are shaping the future
We often hear the term "post-PC era," mostly bandied about by Apple, which has a vested interest in the growth of mobile. It is not entirely without merit, though, as Enders Analysis consultant Benedict Evans showed in a simple slide presentation given last month, called "Mobile Is Eating The World".
The slides show that the growth of mobile devices is becoming staggering and the profits from the industry are skyrocketing, though mainly for carriers, Apple and Samsung. He also argues that all players but Apple, Google, Samsung and Amazon are on their way of becoming marginal, including Microsoft, as more and more people get equipped with mobile devices that serve all their primary computing needs and then some.