The history of business has been defined by advances in technology that have fundamentally changed the business playing field. The invention of the railroad, the motor vehicle, the airplane, and the internet revolutionized the business industry, changed the dynamics of how businesses compete, and brought economic prosperity for those who leveraged, adapted, and utilized the new technology. Smart Phones, Tablets, & other mobile devices are rapidly growing and are becoming common place around the world. Mobile devices will not only change the way we do business, it will revolutionize it. This technology will change business models, create revenue streams, and improve consumer’s lives. (Mcdermott, 2011) Mobile devices are heralding in this new revolution, changing the dynamics of business, and transforming how businesses operate and interact with consumers.
Mobile computing consists of hand-held/mobile devices usually with a miniature keyboard, which allow users to instantly access information, instantly communicate with others, use applications to solve problems, or just relax and socialize with others while on the go. These devices generally consist of smart phones and tablet computers. Most mobile devices use touch screens, which allows the consumer to interact in a unique way with their device. The most important technology within mobile devices is the device’s operating system. Operating systems include Android, RIMM, IOS, and Windows Phone 7. According to NPD, the current market share of operating systems being used in the Smartphone industry is Android with 53% of the market, IOS with 29% of the market, RIMM with 10% of the market, and Windows mobile with 3% of the market. (Sakr, 2011) The operating systems vary by system, but operating systems are a large part of what have made mobile devices so popular. These operating systems give mobile users an easy to use interface, are ready to operate in