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April 26, 2007

Cultural differences in cellphone use

photo of a cellphone

Here's a great little collection of infoporn. Cellphone giant Nokia commissioned an international study to discover the differences in how people in different cultures use cellphones. A couple random findings:

In Tokyo, virtually no one carries their phone on a belt pouch, but in Ji Lin City more than a third of all people do.

In Seoul you wouldn't be caught dead without a strap on your cellphone but in Kampala put a strap on your phone and you'll be laughed right out of the bar.

The short, but visually attractive, report is available as a PDF. There's also a web-based summary.

(Thanks future perfect)

Posted by Chris Spurgeon at April 26, 2007 11:53 PM