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We are entering ‘post-smartphone era’, says expert

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The era of the smartphone is rapidly becoming a post-smartphone era. (Reuters) The era of the smartphone is rapidly becoming a post-smartphone era. (Reuters)
SummaryThe era of the smartphone is rapidly becoming a post-smartphone era.

The era of the smartphone is rapidly becoming a post-smartphone era, a key tech industry analyst has said.

Shawn DuBravac, chief economist at the Consumer Electronics Association, said that the smartphone has become so successful it is become a hub for people''s digital lives, and less of a communications device.

Ahead of Tuesday''s opening of the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, DuBravac said that ‘we are entering a post-smartphone era’.

According to the Herald Sun, he said 65 per cent of time spend on smartphones now is ‘non communication activities’ such as apps for health, entertainment or other activities.

He pointed out that ‘we have moved away not only from telephony, but from communications being the primary part of these devices’.

So it is not just a communications devices, it is a hardware hub around which people build services, the smartphone is becoming the viewfinder for your digital life, he added.

DuBravac said this is among the key trends being watched as tens of thousands gather to show off the latest wares in global trillion-dollar technology sector, the report said.

Another trend is the high-density screens, which are being developed for smartphones, tablets, computers and bigger devices such as televisions, it added

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