A CIA report drives home the huge role smartphones will play in driving Internet usage in...

|By:, SA News Editor

A CIA report drives home the huge role smartphones will play in driving Internet usage in emerging markets. While nations such as India, Russia, and Indonesia have seen mobile penetration rates surge well above 50%, their Internet penetration rates remain mired below 20% (or in India's case, 10%). However, smartphone sales to emerging markets are soaring - particularly for Android (GOOG) devices - and that creates an opening for broader Internet adoption.