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The smartphone generation gap

Deloitte predicts that in 2014 the over-55s will be the age group experiencing the fastest year-on-year increase in smartphone penetration across developed markets. Ownership should rise to between 45 and 50 percent by year-end, a 25 percent increase from 2013.

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2013 Global Mobile Survey

Mobile’s reach is greater than ever, and its continuing adoption is driving not just consumer behaviors but also business strategy. More and more companies are declaring that they are going mobile first. Yet what is mobile? It is an industry that has phenomenal momentum and scale.

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TMT Predictions 2014

Stay on top of what's happening in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications industries with the 2014 Predictions. Drawn from experience in these key markets, the 2014 TMT predictions provide an insider's view of the latest trends in TMT.

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Short messaging services versus instant messaging

Deloitte predicts that in 2014 instant messaging (MIM) services on mobile phones will carry more than twice the volume of messages sent via a short messaging service (SMS). This is a significantly greater ratio than in 2012, when 1.1 instant messages were sent for every text message.

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Phablets are not a phad

Deloitte predicts that in 2014 shipments of phablets will represent a quarter of smartphones sold, or 300 million units. This is double the 2013 volume, and ten times 2012 sales. However, 2014 might be the peak year for phablets, as most users will not want such a large device.

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eVisits

Deloitte predicts that in 2014, there will be 100 million eVisits globally, potentially saving over $5 billion when compared to the cost of in-person doctor visits and representing growth of 400 percent from 2012 levels.