The Rise of Connected Devices

The recently concluded CES brought home one simple fact: We will soon be hard-pressed to find consumer electronics that don’t feature a built-in Internet connection. From e-readers to tablets to Blu-ray players, we should be preparing for a connected experience.

Especially those of portable entertainment devices, according to In-Stat, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based research service. Sales of e-readers, navigation systems, digital music players, handheld game consoles and portable media players, which currently total some 400 million, are seen approaching 600 million units by 2013, In-Stat predicts. WiFi-enabled entertainment device shipments are seen rising to 177.3 million in 2013, the research group says, from 108.8 million in 2009.

Check out this infographic from online financial management service provider Mint.


Infographic courtesy of Personal Budgets from

This brings good news for gadget freak people like us, who believe smartphones are smart enough to help them with many life problems too.

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