Smartphone surge sends internet users soaring to 591 million in China

London, July 18 (ANI): China now has the maximum number of internet users who access the net through their smartphones, latest figures reveal.

According to the China Internet Network Information Centre, China has 591 million internet users out of which 464 million access the net via smartphones or other wireless devices, the BBC reports.

It shows a 10 percent rise than last year and indicates 44 percent of the country's population uses the web and other net services.

The report said that western brands have also shown interest to target the market as recently football team Manchester United decided to launch a Sina Weibo account earlier his month.

The China Internet Network Information Centre's data also revealed that in June 2009 there were 338 million people using the net on the mainland, 320 million of whom were doing so via a mobile device.

Five countries with the maximum number of internet users apart from China are the US with 254 million users, India having 152 million, Japan with 101 million and Brazil with 99 million users, the report added. (ANI)


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