I don’t this is going to be a shocker to anyone, but it sure is eye-opening when you consider that there are now more internet connected devices than people in the U.S. According to the NPD Group, there are about 425 million such gadgets in homes that consist of smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, and of course desktop computers and laptops. With 311 million people, it’s a lock that this spread will continue to grow.
Desktops and laptops continue to dominate the numbers, but mobile is growing fast and furious. Right now there are roughly 183.8 million desktops and laptops, but between smartphones and tablets, they make up roughly 164.8 million. The rest of the numbers are comprised of video game consoles, HDTVs, media players, and Blu-ray players.
Is it possible that by the end of 2013, smartphones and tablets will overtake computers and laptops?
source: NPD Group