The internet used to be something you could only connect to on a home, desktop computer. Then lap tops and wireless internet made the internet accessible from other rooms of the house as well as spots like coffee shops. But the mobility of the internet hasn’t slowed down, and now the fact that people are using smart phones and tablets to access it may spell the end of the laptop.
While almost 90 percent of U.S. adults own a cell phone, as of April 2012, more than half of them (55 percent) use their phone to surf the Internet, and almost 1/3 noted that they use their phone to access the Web more than any other device (including laptops!).
Laptops were originally touted for their convenience; you can take them anywhere you can sit down! But the superior convenience of a cell phone (and its constant availability of usage…even while walking) may eventually make laptops a thing of the past.
But, that time hasn’t come yet, and having a reliable internet connection (for your home computer and.or laptop) is still a top priority.