The rise of mobile devices continues. According to market research firm IDC, tablets will outship desktop computers for the first time this year and go on to overtake laptop computers in 2014.
Smartphones outshipped PCs for the second time last year. 722 million smartphone were shipped in 2012, bringing the worldwide installed base easily past the 1 billion mark.
In 2014, smartphone shipments are expected to pass 1 billion for the first time, marking another milestone in the remarkable rise of smart devices.