Charles Arthur in The Guardian:
In the first three months of 2010, 85m PCs were sold worldwide, compared with 55m smartphones. Optimistic analysts forecast that the crossover might happen in 2012. Instead, by the last three months of 2010, 94m PCs were sold – and 100m smartphones. Analysts believe that this trend will never reverse. (It continued in the first quarter of this year: 82m PCs, 100m smartphones.)
This is an interesting look at how smartphones are gradually killing the PC (or at lease aspects of our use of it) as well as some of the implications of a future where everyone has a smartphone.
The only slightly bizarre aspect to this piece is the lack of any meaningful reference to Apple. In light of the subject matter, excluding them seemed pretty strange.