“According to new statistics from comScore… 93 percent of UK iPhone owners used the shiny device to access the web during the month of January,” Nicole Kobie reports for IT Pro. “Three quarters were using their iPhone to check email on the go, while 65 per cent used it to listen to mobile music and 55 per cent to check social networking sites.”

Kobie reports, “Alistair Hill, an analyst at comScore, said the iPhone is leading the smartphone pack when it comes to mobile web use. ‘The penetration of email usage on the iPhone is more than double that of the smartphone category as a whole.'”

“Some 80 percent of iPhone fans used their beloved device to check news over the net – four times the rate of other handsets,” Kobie reports. “The comScore data also suggested [Apple's iTunes] App Store is popular, with 55 percent using an application downloaded from the Apple store to check news, while 37 percent downloaded a game – nearly 19 percent actually paid for one, compared to 5.6 percent across other smartphones.”

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