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In brief: Data figures lower for BlackBerry users

Published 16/05/2011 | 07:35

Technology: BLACKBERRY smartphones can be cheaper for businesses, a new survey has shown. A study by telecom consultants Efftel found that the iPhone and other smartphones used six times more data than a BlackBerry.

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An analysis of 1,800 corporate users showed that, on average, BlackBerry users downloaded some 15mb of data a month, while iPhone and other smartphone users downloaded some 96mb. The average data "call" was 0.38mb for BlackBerry and 5.5mb for iPhone and others.

The difference was partly because the iPhone made it easier to use data 'apps' and other forms of data transfer, said Efftel.

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