A new IBM study indicates that Internet users around the world plan to increase their mobile Internet activities significantly over the next two years.

The survey, which polled some 600 consumers in the U.S., China and the UK, revealed that nearly 40 per cent of users expect increase their Internet use on mobile devices by an average of 40 per cent by 2011.

The survey also showed that communication, travel and navigation (mapping and GPS) applications will likely lead the way in increased mobile Internet usage, followed closely in popularity by news and information services.

A full 50 per cent of users surveyed said they foresee a time when their mobile devices will become their main gateway to the Internet.

The Go Mobile, Grow study, produced by IBM’s Institute for Business Value, is available in it’s entirety at the IBM Web site.

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