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Netbiscuits: PC browsers to evolve and look more like the mobile arena

Netbiscuits: PC browsers to evolve and look more like the mobile arena
Zen Terrelonge

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Devices / Blackberry / January 8th 2013 at 9:39AM

Mobile web publisher offers 2013 expectations.

ME Awards 2012 winner Netbiscuits recently released a report that showed six BlackBerry handsets were among the top 25 most used web browsing devices, contrary to reports that the popularity of RIM's devices is on the slide.

It also revealed that businesses should be aware that they need to cover all device platforms, with the top ten most used mobiles only accounting for 56 per cent of global traffic.

Speaking to ME about his expectations for 2013, Netbiscuits CMO Daniel Weisbeck, said: "I think we're going to continue seeing a higher migration of browsing on tablets and smartphones as 4G technologies become more ubiquitous and cost-effective.

"More laptop firms will adopt advanced feature-rich content, such as GPS and touch capabilities, which is already being seen with companies like Lenovo. That means the traditional PC browser won't exist in the short-term, as the hardware and software functions will evolve to look more like the mobile arena.

"I also think we're going to move away from native apps, with companies finding it easier to develop and maintain a hybrid HTML5 app rather than individual apps for Apple and so on."

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