27 Apr '11, 1am

World leaders? Saudi Arabia 86% of phones are smartphones. UAE 75%, Singapore 72% (USA about 36%)

World leaders? Saudi Arabia 86% of phones are smartphones. UAE 75%, Singapore 72% (USA about 36%)

A global research report on user habits released yesterday showed that Singaporeans are one of the world's most avid users of mobile computers. -- PHOTO: REUTERS DINNER seems to be the only time of the day that Singaporeans can resist the 'call' of the smartphone. But they are the most hooked on it during their morning commute. These were among the findings of a global research report on user habits released yesterday, showing that Singaporeans are one of the world's most avid users of these mobile computers. The survey by market research company TNS found that 72 per cent, or about 5.3 million, of the 7.3 million mobile phones here are smartphones. Singapore's 72 per cent figure is the world's third-highest smartphone penetration rate, after Saudi Arabia's 86 per cent and the United Arab Emirates' (UAE's) 75 per cent. TNS' managing director for global technology James Fer...

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