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Email Beats Web Browsing & Facebook in Mobile Use Survey: IDC

Consumers check their email more often than they browse the web or check Facebook on their mobile phones, according to a new report from IDC Research that was sponsored by Facebook. According to the report, which studied the mobile habits of almost 7,500 18-44-year-olds over a week in March, 78 percent of respondents said that email was the activity they did the most on their phone, 73 percent chose web browsing, and 70 percent chose Facebook. The report also revealed that 84 percent of mobile phone users' time is spent communicating via text, email and social, and only 16 percent is spent on phone calls.

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