Ericsson have reported that mobile broadband subscriptions surpassed the half a billion mark globally in 2010 and are likely to double before the end of the year.
The strong growth of smartphones, connected laptops and tablets, supported by the introduction of high-performance networks means the number is likely to increase. Smartphones’ users are increasingly using applications and internet services on the go. Global mobile data traffic continues to grow rapidly, with Ericsson announcing in August 2010 that it had tripled in just one year.
What this means for web designers is that there will be a billion people who will be capable of reaching websites via their mobile device – iPhone etc… It is therefore time to consider how mobile devices will render websites.