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iOS, Android device adoption fastest in history

Axiom Telecom welcomes findings on smartphone adoption in the UAE

The region is entering a new era of mobile empowerment where consumers demand tech that delivers on all fronts, says Al Bannai.
The region is entering a new era of mobile empowerment where consumers demand tech that delivers on all fronts, says Al Bannai.

UAE-based retailer Axiom Telecom, has hailed the UAE's role in driving the adoption of iOS and Android-based devices.

Analytics firm Flurry recently reported that smartphones and tablets are being adopted at a rate 10 times faster than PCs in the 1980s, two times faster than the Internet in the 1990s, and three times faster than the current social networking boom.

According to Google's annual Mobile Planet Smartphone Study, the UAE is among the key countries driving this dramatic trend, as the Emirates has some of the highest smartphone penetration in the world, with 62% of mobile phone users in the country reporting that they own a smartphone.

The Business Monitor International's UAE Consumer Electronics Industry Report, estimates that the UAE's consumer electronics market is set to reach a value of $3.8 billion in 2012 and $4.8 billion by 2016.

"We are entering a new era of mobile empowerment where consumers demand technology that delivers on all fronts, from the enterprise and day-to-day organisation to education and entertainment," said Faisal Al Bannai, CEO, Axiom Telecom.

"I am proud that the UAE is so active in driving the adoption of smart devices, and am utterly committed to pulling out all of the stops to bring the latest and greatest products to the market here. The more attuned to the latest mobile trends we are, the more capable we will become as a nation to innovate and drive a brighter, more sustainable future for all."