Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Mobile Power

The number of internet users in Japan accessing the web from mobile phones exceeded those using it from PCs in 2005, according to a government report published today.

At the end of the year there were 69.2 million people using the internet from mobile devices, compared to 66 million conventional PC users, the Ministry of Information and Communications' annual Information and Communications in Japan white paper said. Of these two user groups, 48.6 million use both a mobile device and a conventional PC, it said, giving Japan a total internet population of 85.3 million users. That's equivalent to two in every three people in the country.