Now that New Year celebrations are over, we have some interesting new facts coming to light. The latest is that 531 million Chinese use the Internet. There are a lot that still do not but Of the Internet surfers, 391.77 million used broadband fixed-line access modes (xDSL, cable modem, fiber-optic and dedicated line) at home and 355.58 million used handsets for mobile access.
The high proportion of mobile access cannot be a good sign for M$ which is barely in that market. We know people are creatures of habit. Try changing the habits of 355 million of them.
Given the option of choosing multiple devices, respondents of the survey reported
Unfortunately, multiple users use a device so we cannot calculate proportions of devices but this is a strong indication that some are using smartphones to access the web and not desktops/notebook. That’s not surprising since many love small cheap computers.