Smartphones Now Account for Majority of Mobile Devices Says Protect Your Bubble

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Some 80 percent of the world’s population now has a mobile device. Of those, 1.08 billion are smartphones and 1.5 million new smartphones are activated every day.

This is translating directly in a loss of business for traditional landline based communications. In the United States fully 25 percent of homes do not have a landline phone and in the UK, according to research carried out by Ofcom at the beginning of 2012, 15% of adults who live in a home have mobile phones but no landline. The landline could suffer further in the future with the rise of satellite internet, however currently this is reliant on telecoms for the provision of broadband, preventing a rapid decline.

An even more stunning fact: 50 million people around the world have a mobile phone, but do not have electricity.

In the industrialized world, more children between the ages of 2 and 5 can use a smartphone than can tie their shoes. Moving up in age, the average teenager will send 3,705 text messages in a month. For the maths challenged, that comes to 123 texts a day. Taking it to the next age group, 51 percent of mums with a smartphone say they are “addicted” to the mobile device.

Apple is the leader in this communications revolution. Since the first iPhone hit the market, the California-based company has sold 70 million iPhones, 30 million iPads and 59 million other techno gadgets like iPods. All the sold iPhones alone weigh as much as the Eiffel Tower!

Where reality slams home is in the individual cost of owning an iPhone. Protect Your Bubble has computed the real cost of owning an iPhone for two years at £2100. Add to that, £18.5 billion worth of mobile devices were lost in 2011 in the US alone and £1.3bn in the UK* Smartphones also lead the list of stolen electronic devices; electronic device theft became more common as of December 2011 than the theft of cash.

With that kind of reality and expense, it just makes sense to have insurance on a smartphone of any kind to protect against loss, damage and theft, Protect Your Bubble offers gadget great value insurance, for an instant quote visit Protect your bubble

  • Source: allthingsandroid.co.uk/2012/03/lost-and-stolen-phones-could-cost-uk.html

Protect your bubble is an online gadget insurance provider, specialising in great value insurance cover for iPhones, Smartphones, iPads, mobile phones, cameras and more.

Quotes can be obtained for your gadgets via the following URLs:
iPhone Insurance: uk.protectyourbubble.com/ip-iphone-insurance.html
Mobile Phone Insurance: uk.protectyourbubble.com/gi-mobile-phone-insurance.html
iPad Insurance: uk.protectyourbubble.com/ipad-insurance.html

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