Gartner Research

Don't Fall for the Myth of the Converged Mobile Device

Published: 19 March 2013

ID: G00247036

Analyst(s): Leslie Fiering


Today, there are three main styles of mobile computing devices: pocketable smartphones, grab-and-go tablets and sit-down computing notebooks. Users, IT leaders and OEMs are all looking for a single, converged device that "does it all," but with only limited success so far.

Table Of Contents


  • Pocketable Devices Provide High Availability With a Focus on Communications
  • Sit-Down Computing Devices Provide Productivity With a Focus on Content Creation
  • Grab-and-Go Devices Provide Portability for a Broad Range of Computing Functions
  • What About All Those Other Mobile Devices?

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