Irish have finger on the pulse of mobile media

Irish people continue to turn away from keyboard computers in their droves, accessing the internet only on mobile devices and abandoning texts. Adrian Weckler reports.

11th May, 2013
Almost two-thirds of mobile phones sold in Ireland so far this year are touchscreen smartphones. Photo: Getty

Irish people are abandoning computers in favour of smartphones and tablets, according to new industry sales figures.

The love affair with traditional keyboard machines from the likes of Dell, HP and Apple looks to be over, with PC sales falling as much as 42 per cent in Ireland in the past year.

In its place is an explosion in smartphone and tablet sales in Ireland, with figures from sales-tracking firm GfK showing that sales of iPads...

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