How long until Email is dropped from mobile devices?

by Michael Loren Shaw

Hello Verge folk.

I have a unique question. How many years until email is dropped as part of the standard communications suite for mobile devices?

I like this question because it really forces you to think about how long email has been around and just how useful it still is today.

My personal guess is at least 10 years. I just for the moment cannot think of a another communications platform which would take its place in everyone's day-to-day.