In news that may interest wireless communication customers and manufacturers, a marketing director at the memory upgrade website Crucial.com has claimed that connected mobile devices will supplement desktop and laptop computers rather than supersede them.
Roddy McLean, marketing director at the website, observed: "Tablets and smartphones won't replace our personal computers, but actually serve to complement them.
"Most people with tablets and smartphones use their computer as the hub in their computer ecosystem - a place to store photos, videos, data, et cetera," he explained.
Mr McLean added that "everyone is different and uses their computers in different ways," which means that there is "a place for all devices to coexist".
Last month, a survey commissioned by Crucial.com found that the most commonly owned computer in the UK at present is an "old desktop computer," as identified by 25 per cent of survey respondents.
Elsewhere, the technology value chain research and advisory service IHS iSuppli has claimed that increasing consumer interest in media tablets like Apple's iPad is beginning to take a toll on the global PC market.
Posted by Andre Dixon