Technology‎ > ‎

More Than Half of Mobile Phone Users Expect Devices to be Water-Repellent as 1 in 3 Get Wet, Research Reveals

posted 26 Feb 2012, 13:35 by Mpelembe   [ updated 26 Feb 2012, 13:36 ]

BARCELONA, SpainFebruary 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

SHOWSTOPPERS, MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS -- International research commissioned by P2i, the world leader in liquid repellent nano-coating technology, reveals demand for mobile devices to be water-repellent as standard.

Water came top on the spillage stakes with an average 30 per cent of respondents having spilt it on their mobile phone, followed by coffee (13 per cent) and tea (8 per cent) in second and third places. The Spanish and British are more likely to take their mobile phones to a pub or cafe (88 per cent and 85 per cent respectively) than the French (67 per cent), Germans (60 per cent) or Americans (56 per cent).

Commenting on the survey results, Dr. Stephen Coulson, CTO, P2i says: "Mobile phones are not just susceptible to accidental spillages in pubs or cafes.  Reflecting the increasing role that they play in our lives, this survey also found that on average phones are taken out in the rain (64 per cent); in the snow (59 per cent) and even into the shower (8 per cent). It's no surprise than, that on average over half of all those questioned (51 per cent) expect water protection as standard. Users not only need to avoid liquid coming into contact with their phones but have to consider the 'hidden' risk of moisture that can cause corrosion, damaging the phone, its components and, often more importantly, the content and data stored on it."

About P2i

Our Aridion™ coating for the Electronics sector is now applied to over nine million electronic devices - protecting them from water and corrosion damage. You can find out more about the survey here:  

 Copyright 2012 PR Newswire