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60pc people 'can't live without their smartphones'

Kuala Lumpur, Sun, 12 Feb 2012 ANI

Kuala Lumpur, Feb 12 (ANI): In a recently conducted survey, 60 percent of the people admitted that they could not live without their smartphone.


1,336 people participated in the informal poll titled "Hooked on Smartphones", which was posted in The Star online at midnight on Friday. Of that number, 70 percent were males and 75 percent were aged between 21 and 40, the Star Online reported.


The survey found that almost 86 percent of respondents used their smartphone to check their e-mail messages, tweets or to update their Facebook status.


About 71 percent needed it to check for news updates while 56 percent would play games on it.


Half of those polled used their phones six to 20 times a day for all these reasons while 24 percent were hooked on their phones more than 20 times a day.


A total of 55 percent who took part in the poll said they used their phones for less than 15 minutes each time while another 15 percent said they spent more than 30 minutes.


The survey also found that while 65 percent admitted using their smartphone during meetings and while having meals with others, 59 percent confessed to being on the phone while they were driving. (ANI)


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