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HKCS: More than 80% of students in Hong Kong use smart phones

F.Y. Teng | Nov. 22, 2012
The Hong Kong Computer Society has also found that almost the same percentage of students had changed their handsets in the past 12 months.

The Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS)-which held this year's edition of the Hong Kong International Computer Conference earlier this week, the HKICC2012 (November 20-21)-released the results of its Smart Phone Using Habit of Hong Kong Students survey on Tuesday (November 20).

Major findings from the survey of almost 600 students in Hong Kong include the following.
* 18.4 percent of students do not own a smart phone
* 4 percent own three or more smart phones
* 32.9 percent changed their handsets in the last six months
* The majority of students, 83.8 percent, spend less than HK$150 a month on their mobile phone bills
*  The most used smart phone applications were those under the Phone/Messaging, Social Media, and Audio-visual tools categories, whereas the least used included those that came under Learning and email
* 85 percent claim to have not downloaded any paid mobile applications

Speaking at the just concluded HKICC 2012, Stephen Lau, JP, President of the Hong Kong Computer Society, had referenced the survey, saying: "The result only reveals the smart phone using habits of students, and I believe adults, particularly working people, will be even more dependent on smart devices to maintain business and social contact...The importance of ICT in daily life could be easily observed from the results, as does its huge business potential and value."


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