Recent survey results from Ipsos Reid are showing that Canadians are slowing down on using their smartphones and mobile devices. In the spring of 2012, Canadians reported using their smart device for 2.8 hours a day – down from 3.3 the year before. But on the other hand, the new iPhone 5 and tablet sales are soaring. Apple sold an eye-popping five million iPhones in the first three days alone. As I sit in meetings, I see fewer and fewer laptops enter the boardroom as executives don’t care to lug their PCs around in favour of small light tablets. That’s a mobility preference within a building, let alone out in the urban wild. From my perspective, it looks like the excitement and novelty of mobile devices has not worn off, but I believe it will diminish the need for a desktop or laptop computer. What do you think? Has the novelty of owning a tablet worn off? Maybe we’re tied to our desks more than ever, so the use of mobile devices isn’t necessary. Maybe tablets are just a trend and yours will end up on the shelf next to an old fondue set. Or maybe as the research suggests, we’re adapting to a new way of working, living and playing and we’re spending less time with our devices because our relationship with our technology is evolving and maturing.
Has the excitement of using a smart mobile device worn off?
Posted By Joel Doucette February 04, 2013 in
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