Faisal Al Bannai
Smartphones, tablets see record adoption
Dubai, September 13, 2012
Smartphones and tablets are being adopted at a rate 10 times faster than PCs from the 1980s, two times faster than the Internet in the 1990s, and three times faster than the current social networking boom, said a report by analytics firm Flurry.
UAE has some of the highest smartphone penetration in the world, with 62 per cent of mobile phone users in the country reporting that they own smartphones, said a smartphone study by Google’s annual Mobile Planet.
“We are entering a new era of mobile empowerment where consumers demand technology that delivers on all fronts, from the enterprise and day-to-day organization to education and entertainment,” said Faisal Al Bannai, CEO, Axiom Telecom, a leading multi-brand, multi-channel distributor and retailer of mobile telecom devices.
“I am proud that the UAE is so active in driving the adoption of smart devices, and am utterly committed to pulling out all of the stops to bring the latest and greatest products to the market here. The more attuned to the latest mobile trends we are, the more capable we become as a nation to innovate and drive a brighter, more sustainable future for all.”
Meanwhile, Business Monitor International’s UAE Consumer Electronics Industry Report estimates that the UAE’s consumer electronics market is set to reach a value of $3.8 billion in 2012 and $4.8 billion by 2016. – TradeArabia News Service