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The best predictions for 2013: 1 billion smartphones shipped, but the PC not dead yet

0. phoneArena 16 Jan 2013, 23:30 posted on

Normally, we don't give a lot of respect to analysts, because more often than not, they just say something that is common sense, or easily guessed. But, we have to give credit where it is due, because Deloitte has released its TMT (technology, media, & telecommunications) Predictions for 2013, and these are some of the most well thought out predictions we've seen in a while. The Deloitte analysts do predict some relatively easy stuff, like that there will be 1 billion smartphone shipments in 2013, but they also go into amazing depth on a number of topics, and have a very interesting explanation on why the PC isn't dead yet...

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posted on 16 Jan 2013, 23:37 8

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


Pc and lappy won't dead just like that, and my avatar can tell you that :)

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 02:37 2

20. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Don't know about your avatar, but yes, agreed that PC's won't die like analysts predict. There are something you can do on a PC that you can't do on a phone or a tablet...and get the real satisfaction of getting a job done with finesse...
At the end of the day, most people would want to get away from the mini devices (not hate them) and sit on a 'Desk' working at the 'Top' (or lap-top)...like i do.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 02:54

21. wendygarett (unregistered)


You know what's on my avatar, it just you refuse to know it :)

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 03:23 4

22. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


'Ignore' would be the word you want to say...but no i'm not ignoring your avatar.
I'm just not sure it means what you want to say.
I mean, it doesn't reflect the statement you're giving about PC's not dying...it's just someone hugging an iMac. But it does show one thing, you love Apple more that your partner, lol.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 03:27

23. wendygarett (unregistered)


I'm hugging the lappy and tablets with an Apple logo :p

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 03:48 2

24. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


PC won't die, it will just turn into a tablet - laptop hybrid

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 23:37 2

2. blackice214 (Posts: 163; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


Apple should make a tablet with full Mac OSX I would buy that in a heartbeat, im getting tired of carrying my macbook around college.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 00:16

9. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5530; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


MS Surface Pro 4U? Apple frowns on people doing things with its OSs that it doesn't do....

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 23:51 1

3. phil2n (Posts: 466; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Respect for Deloitte.

The fact that i still love my HP Spectre XT and I often use it over my Lumia 800

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 00:07

7. jsdechavez (Posts: 699; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Comparing ultrabook over a smartphone? You kidding.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 00:33

14. phil2n (Posts: 466; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


I'm not comparing my phone and my lappy, i just want to say that i have a lot of time for my lappy more than my phone. I'm talking about the usage time not the way how I used it.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 03:50

25. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Lumia 800? That's just a phone.
Come back when you try some true high end Android

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 23:52 4

4. MeoCao (unregistered)


The PC will not die, but there will be a different kind of PC: Linux and Android will challenge Windows and push for explosion of PC innovation.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 00:06 7

6. wendygarett (unregistered)


I'm sorry to say that most user will get used of Windows... You cannot ran away from Microsoft office that most of us get used to, and Microsoft paint for screenshot... just like we cannot ran away from Google search engine... The only alternative for ms office is the one you can found from rim playbook... Even Apple iWork stand no chance to compare with...

Just be honest, your pc is running Windows right?

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 00:09 3

8. jsdechavez (Posts: 699; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Agree Wendy. Much like the Macs will continue to be niche devices in developing/3rd world countries. Microsoft Windows will live on.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 00:19

10. wendygarett (unregistered)


The reason I love android is because of Google, not Linux... Eventhough We cannot deny that Linux made the most advanced os, however, advanced os won't help you much without the 3rd party support... Will you accept Linux that has lack of Google support? Lack of facebook support? And gaming support?

And now, most powerful 3rd party for platform is APPS!!! When the platform has lack of developers support will immediately vanish, simple as that...

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 00:34 1

15. MeoCao (unregistered)


Few use original Linux, they use Ubuntu, Red Hat or Android all based on Linux.

Linux is like the land upon it we can build huge buildings. We all see the buildings but not many think about the land, but w/o it there are no buildings.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 00:27 3

11. MeoCao (unregistered)


Windows will not go anywhere nor should it.

But the netbook proved that there is market for low cost PC that can do most basic tasks not more,

You know Windows+Office are big and expensive, Intel chips are expensive as well and very power inefficient.

Mobile chips are so powerful now and they can be used on low cost PCs that run Android and supported by huge Android ecosystem with a lot of good and free or cheap stuffs.

Chrome is making progress but I think Android is the future of low cost PC.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 00:33

13. wendygarett (unregistered)


Kinda agree that... But android smartphone is enough for me... Learn to diversify yourself mate lol

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 00:39 3

17. MeoCao (unregistered)


The point is you should know about the thing, through using it is a good way, but we can read about it as well.

I criticize Windows, WP, iOS b-c I know about them, And I say what I think and not out of fear being thumbed down :)

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 00:41

18. wendygarett (unregistered)


Now I'm starting to respect you even more... I'll give you green thumb each lol

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 00:42 1

19. MeoCao (unregistered)


tks Wendy lol

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 00:06 1

5. jsdechavez (Posts: 699; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


The PC won't die. I can't imagine these BPO's work with underpowered tablets.. ugh. Abominable! These tablets are merely connected entertainment devices. Don't push it.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 00:28 1

12. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 253; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


I have done a research on the PC and laptop market for my business, and in 2011~2012, the laptop market dropped only 1%, meanwhile the desktop market was not effected.

I keep insisting when talking to people about this issue is that we are comparing x86 to ARM, it is like comparing potatoes to tomatoes, two different products for two different purposes, ARM fastest chips are being compared to Intel's slowest chips...here is a good paper on that:
http://www.slideshare.net/napoleaninlondon/arm-cortex-a8-vs-intel-atomarchitectural-and-benchmark-comparisons

in other words, Intel will keep pushing, AMD will keep pushing and ARM will keep pushing....IMHO untill Intel or AMD f**k up real bad, they will be way ahead of ARM in terms of performance

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 00:36 2

16. gaurang (Posts: 94; Member since: 16 Nov 2012)


Its good that tablets and smartphones are evolving...but PC will never die...these smartphones and tablets are just entertainment devices(except the hybrid w8 devices)...if one wants to do serious professional work its obvious a powerful machine is required...there ipads and ipods and iPhones and galaxies are just media consumption devices...im sure some work can be done...but not up to the scale of pcs..
And these phones and tablets rely on PC for their apps to be build....
I see dual core....quad core...and now octa core...but still these devices cannot do real powerful processing....its the size of the device which obstructs the power and the excessive battery drain....

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 13:20

29. phonemirer (Posts: 111; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


also remember the 8gb ram, the around 15 inch screen, more comfortable browsing, and no blur when scrolling (lumia 920 avoids this neg w puremotion)

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:25

26. speckledapple (Posts: 877; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


I am about tired of carriers trying to limit because they were unable to plan properly in the future and just want to be greedy now.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 09:07

27. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


They'll buy tablets like crazy because they're so popular and some are dirt cheap. At the end of the day, they'll run to their 5-6 year old PC or laptop for their productivity needs. And when PC and laptop slowly dies, they'll all run to w8 and w8 tabs. By then, all their brains will click. They'll realize MS has made their lives, which is based on popularity and following others, much easier with w8, a PC/tab all in one. They'll wanna buy an RT tab but they'll listen to the deceptive tech blogs, sites, and pundits, like the verge or PA. But once they start using it, and learning all the ins and outs, they'll love it. They realize that every product comes with a learning curve. Some learn quick, others take longer. What the tech pundits don't realize, is that not every house has cable or even internet. So they'll down play w8. Either way w8 and beyond is the future.

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