Rural Chinese get online as mobile overtakes desktop
Posted in: Mobile & Wireless at 20/07/2012 17:45
Mobile phones are now the most common way for people to connect to the internet in China, a report has said.
For the first time, desktop computers are no longer the leading method for the country's 538 million connected citizens to get online.
The report from the China Internet Network Information Center (CINIC) said over 50% of the year's new internet users were from rural areas.
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Mobile internet trumps desktops in China survey
Figures from China show that internet use on smart phones has for the first time overtaken web access from desktop computers.
The China Internet Network Information Center says 538 million people in China, or about 40 per cent of its citizens, now use the Internet in some form.