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Germans holding onto 124 mln old, unused smartphones - study

Tuesday 13 March 2018 | 15:04 CET | News
Consumers in Germany are holding onto roughly 124 million old, unused smartphones, a 25 percent increase from three years ago, found a representative study of 1,019 Germans from the digital association Bitkom. In contrast, Germans had only 100 million old devices at their disposal in 2015, and only 72 million in 2010. Some 80 percent of Germans from the age of 14, or 56 million people, have at least one unused mobile phone lying around at home, while 59 percent of survey respondents sad they have held onto two or more unused smartphones.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Bitkom
Countries: Germany
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