Communication is in a constant state of flux, as soon as one communicative method is found, the quest is on to find a sharper, more efficient way of relaying information. The number of texts is expected to drop by almost 20% in the next two years as faster more efficient methods of communication, such as instant messaging become more popular.
Young people are now turning to using instant messaging from mobile phones and also posting messages on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
Experts in the field have predicted a huge shift in the way we stay in touch, with the amount of traditional style texts sent in the UK set to drop by almost a fifth.
One of the biggest winners in this shift of our communicative habits is BlackBerry, who may steal the initiative away from big-hitters such as Apple with their free award-winning BlackBerry Messenger app.
Sales in the phone, that traditionally has always been the preserve of the corporate elite, have increased rapidly during the past year, mainly due to the rise in the socially active group of 16 to 24-year-olds embracing the messaging service.
By selling a mobile phone with traditional features (we’ve all got one, a dusty old Nokia from way back in the day) and upgrading to a top of the range smartphone such as a BlackBerry, you will be amongst a growing trend of mobile phone users who are turning to smarter, more intuitive tech. You will also be hammering in the final nails to the text message coffin.