Smartphone is the ultimate favorite of Mobile Workers.

mobile workersIf mobile workers were to choose only one device, 46 % of those surveyed would select a smartphone over an ipad, tablet or a laptop, as their preferred mobile device.

Mobile consumers surveyed by GfK ranked smartphones first in 11 of 15 common mobile device uses, including searching the Internet, listening to music and filming video. They preferred tablets for game playing, watching TV programs and reading books or magazines.

“The amount of time that people spend using smartphones is creating a sense of comfort that seems to trump concerns about screen size,” commented GfK Media SVP David Tice. “As smartphones become larger and more viewing oriented, they may erode the tablet’s advantages for even long viewing sessions. The fact that Generations X and Y have an almost native ease with smartphones will only accentuate this trend.”

The iPhone still trumps other mobile devices, with 30% of mobile workers selecting it if they had only one choice, followed by an iPad (22%) and a laptop (21%).

(Source: The iPass Global Mobile Workforce Report March, 2012)

More on mLearning from Kevin Corbett: Mobile Learning

UAE Federal higher education institutions create history with mobile learning launch

The official launch marked the largest nationwide mobilization of mobile learning in higher education anywhere in the world; implementing the 3rd generation iPads .

 

 

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TheNextWeb writes on October 4th, 2011 that

92% of the Fortune 500 companies are testing or deploying iPads

Certainly mobile learning and the use of tablets has a significant impact for work and learning in the future!

Read the article below:

 

Tim Cook of Apple is talking iPad during todays Apple event, and has some interesting information to share. The iPad is not just for geeks.

The growth is amazing, and shows that despite other companies getting into the tablet game, the iPad has a secure foothold on the market.

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92% of the Fortune 500 companies are testing or deploying iPad

Other people are getting into the market including Samsung and Microsoft, but that is not stopping Apple. At all, and not even close. The ability to capture a market other than regular computer consumers, have helped Apple quite a bit. The younger and older demographics have enjoyed the iPad experience.

And despite everybody and their brother trying to compete with iPad, 3 out of the 4 tablets sold in the US are iPads.

iPad is the undisputed, top selling tablet in the world.

When it comes to business, a market that Microsoft has owned for years, Apple shares numbers showing that the biggest companies in the world are turning to the iPad:

At this point, and this is a stunning number, 92% of the Fortune 500 companies are testing or deploying iPad. It is unheard of.

Tim Cook says that it’s important that Apple customers are happy, which of course brings people back to buy more and more Apple products. They shared a customer satisfaction score to back these claims of happiness up:

The customer satisfaction ratings show a 95% score in a recent survey. They’re showing up everywhere. In schools they’re helping kids learn in amazing new ways. … every state in the US now has an iPad deployment or pilot in place today.

Again, to show how many markets the iPad has touched, Apple points out the surging adoption of the device in schools as well as hospitals:

It’s not just in the classroom. Pilots are replacing 40 pound flight bags with iPads — making pilots more efficient, and planes more fuel efficient. Yes, that’s true!

80% of the top hospitals in the US are now testing or piloting the iPad.

Read our full Apple roundup here, and read all of the Apple announcements here.

Source: http://thenextweb.com/apple/2011/10/04/92-of-the-fortune-500-companies-are-testing-or-deploying-ipad/