The convenience of smartphones and tablets is causing an increasing number of computer users to ditch their PCs for these smaller, portable devices.
There are a number of advantages smartphones and tablets have over PCs:
- They're always with you.
- They're always on or very rapidly started.
- They have mobility related functionality such as position sensing and phone calling.
- Their touch screen user interface is well suited for internet and information access.
- Users like their app-centric design.
Of course, the PC won't be replaced for power developers of software and content. But the majority of PC users don't fall into this category, and for them, the movement to smartphone and tablet devices is likely not going to diminish any time soon.