Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Trends: Laptops and Cellphones Dominate

About a month ago, it was reported that in the third quarter of 2008, sales of laptop computers exceeded desktop sales for the first time ever. A similar phenomenon has been taking place for phone preferences, as the BLS now reports that:
In 2001, the ratio of spending on residential phone services to spending on cellular phone services was greater than 3 to 1 (see chart above). In 2007, cellular phone expenditures accounted for 55% of total telephone expenditures compared to 43% for residential phone expenditures.
HT: Ben Cunningham

3 Comments:

At 1/21/2009 6:34 PM, OpenID A Texan In Grad School said...

I think you might want to edit the title of this post to Laptops and Cellphones Dominate

 
At 1/21/2009 6:57 PM, Blogger Mark J. Perry said...

Thanks, it's fixed.

 
At 1/23/2009 6:21 AM, Blogger 1 said...

How soon I wonder will the cell phone/blackberry type equipment replace the the laptop/notebook computer?

It seems that the possibility might be just around the corner...

 

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