The International Smartphone Phenomena

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Providers have announced that mobile casino gaming in Sweden is booming and that the boom is being driven by increasing sales of smartphones in the country. Currently 51% of Swedish citizens have a smartphone, and 75% of them use their smartphones for Internet access every day.

The most popular phones in Sweden are the Apple iPhone along with Android phones, such as the Samsung Galaxy. These latest phones have high quality large touch display screens, which makes interacting with websites through the phones’ built in web browsers easy to accomplish; so easy in fact that 84% of mobile Internet users access the web on their phones while engaged in other activities such as watching TV.

The latest smartphones are also very powerful with very fast processors and graphics accelerators, which mean that even graphically sophisticated mobile casino games can be played. While online gaming using fixed desktop computers has been a popular activity for some time, the ability to access an online casino while on the move has many additional benefits. For instance, gamers can play casino games just about wherever they are and at any time, and they can play for as short or as long a time as they wish.

All of the usual online games such as Roulette, Baccarat, Blackjack, Texas Hold’Em Poker, Craps, and Video Slot games are available, and they can be played either for fun in demo mode or for real money using secure money transactions. The standard of mobile casino games along with the numbers that are available are continually growing as mobile casino operators respond to increasing customer numbers. The number of Swedish smartphone owners who use their smartphones for playing at mobile casinos is currently around 7.6%, while around 1.2% use a standard mobile phone.

How about you all? What daily activities do you use your smartphone for?

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  1. On my Android Galaxy Nexus, most often I use, Google Maps, Gmail and the stock browser to get to Google Reader. Recently added Mint to track finances.

    • I bet the Mint app is pretty handy! Does it make tracking your finances easier than the web page Mint?
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  2. Oh, so many things! First things, I catch up on the news. I then have a quick browse of Google Reader and any Twitter notifications, then my work email. Throughout the day I use it for social media, email, maps, Googling and occasionally banking.
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