News Burst: WAP fails to capture eyeballs

Almost half of the country's adults are online, but WAP phones haven't caught on at all

Less than one percent of UK Internet users have ever surfed the net using a WAP phone according to the latest government statistics.

The PC is overwhelmingly the favourite means of getting online, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Office of National Statistics, a UK government body. Over 98 percent of those who have ever accessed the Internet for personal use did so through a home computer, with about one percent having accessed the Internet through a digital television.

The survey, which excluded work-related use of the Internet, also found that over half of adult males in the UK had been online at least once, compared to 39 percent of women. In total, 20.4 million adults (45 percent of the population) have accessed the Internet at some time.

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