Smartphone and tablet ownership to displace PCs in Canada in 2014

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2014 may be the year where Canadian smartphone and tablet ownership finally overtakes the PC market (desktops and laptops). So predicts IDC Canada as it sees Canadians increasingly adopt multiple devices both at home and at work. “We are right now at the cusp of the great inflection point when tablets and smartphones together outnumber the install base of PCs,” said group vice president Tony Olvet. If anything, it’s surprising it has not happened yet!

PCs will not disappear but will increasingly adopt many of the same technologies seen on mobile devices. For example, IDC expects that nearly a quarter of PCs sold by the end of 2014 will have touchscreens like our smartphones and tablets already do.

While manufacturers will continue to push wearable technology such as smartwatches, they may also find the going tough in 2014. While nearly 40 percent of Canadian males between the ages of 13 and 17 said they wanted such a device, IDC expects that only two percent of Canadians will be wearing a smartwatch by the end of 2014. And that number figures on Apple launching its own iWatch sometime next year. Growth is expected to pick up in future years though with adoption hitting about 15% in 2017.

Have you or will you ditch your PC completely by the end of next year? Let us know below.

Source : Yahoo News