Former Nokia CEO and now executive vice president of the Devices Group at Microsoft Stephen Elop is quoted as saying: "The vast majority of people do not have, nor will they ever have a personal computer." I don't think I was ever expecting to hear something like that from someone at Microsoft. The thing is, he is dead on right. The vast majority of people on this planet are going to be using smartphones to access the internet and possibly tablets (especially in Africa, Asia, and South America). There will be a place for laptops and desktop PC's, but they will continue to fall is total, sales. What does this mean for Microsoft? What does it mean for Apple? I think Google is well positioned for this reality. Samsung is as well since they have low cost smartphones, tablets, and low cost laptops. It is going to be interesting to see how this all plays out over the next decade.
What do you think?