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Chinese People and their Mobile Phones: 2.1 billion short messages sent per day in 2009

Short messages (SMS) sent by Chinese people in 2009 rose 8.4 percent year-on-year to 784.04 billion, or 2.1 billion per day on average, the Beijing Times reported recently citing a source with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology […]

Short messages (SMS) sent by Chinese people in 2009 rose 8.4 percent year-on-year to 784.04 billion, or 2.1 billion per day on average, the Beijing Times reported recently citing a source with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

The report said 86 percent of the short messages were sent by subscribers of China Mobile, the country’s leading mobile carrier.

Short messages sent by wireless phones dropped 45.6 percent year-on-year to 12.74 billion because of the withdrawal of Xiaolingtong, or personal handphone system. The figure for mobile phones increased 10.2 percent year-on-year to 771.3 billion, the report said.

via Chinese send 2.1b short messages per day in ’09 | China Daily.

By Itamar Medeiros

I'm a Strategist, Branding Specialist, Experience Designer, Speaker, and Workshop Facilitator based in Germany, where I work as Director of Design Strategy and Systems at SAP and visiting lecturer at Köln International School of Design of the Cologne University of Applied Sciences.

Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, I've helped truly global companies in several countries (Brazil, China, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, The United Arab Emirates, United States, Hong Kong) create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles.

During my 7 years in China, I've promoted the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai.

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