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MOBILE phones will outnumber humans by the end of 2012, according to a report by US technology company Cisco. The report - which examines the growth of mobile internet, video, data and smartphones - predicted that there would be more than 10 billion mobile connected devices by 2016 - more than the estimated global population of 7.3 billion. There were 7 billion mobile-connected devices across the globe in 2011 - accounting for 0.9 devices per capita. That figure will increase to 1.4 devices per capita

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