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Ofcom: Third of UK adults use smartphones

Written by James Delahunty @ 03 Aug 2011 11:25

Ofcom: Third of UK adults use smartphones Regulator surveys citizens use of mobile phones.
UK Communications Regulator Ofcom has said that over a third of all UK adults now use smartphones. Apple's iPhone had the most popular with adults, while teenagers appeared to prefer Blackberry handsets instead. Apple's smartphone was the model of choice for 32 percent of adults, while 37 percent of teenagers favour RiM's handsets.

Of adult males, 58 percent owned a smartphone, compared to 42 percent of women, whereas for teens it was the reverse with 52 percent of girls owning a smartphone to 48 percent of teenage boys.

Ofcom said that the growth of smartphone use in the UK has led to a dramatic rise in mobile Internet use. Facebook was the most visited website, with an estimated 43 million hours spent on it in December 2010.

The information on mobile phone usage in the UK was pulled from Ofcom's annual Communications Market Report, which takes a look at the UK's TV, radio, Internet and telecommunications consumption.

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