CNNIC has released two reports on the status of China’s mobile internet, which is used by about 117.6 million out of the current 640 million registered cellphone holders. China Web 2.0 Review summarized some of the key findings:
- 74.6% of China’s mobile Internet users are male;
- China’s mobile Internet users are very young, even compared with China’s Internet users. 70.8% of mobile Internet users are under 19 years old, vs. 35.6% of Internet users;
- Similar to Internet usage, mobile instant messenger is the most popular mobile Internet applications, with about 31.2% penetration rate;
- The report on mobile media also said about 15.7% users are using mobile video service, which is unexpectedly high since there was no 3G network available.