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Mobile devices in Belgium - statistics & facts

Mobile device is a term used to describe an electronic device that can be held easily in the hand or has been designed with portability in mind. Examples of mobile devices include smartphones, tablets, laptops, smartwatches, e-readers, and handheld gaming consoles. In Belgium, smartphones and laptops are among the most commonly owned devices within households, with wearable devices such as smartwatches and fitness trackers growing in popularity over recent years. An important feature of many mobile devices is their ability to interconnect with other electronic devices and connect to the internet, with over 9 million mobile internet users in Belgium in 2020.

Laptops and tablets

In 2021, it is forecast that sales of laptops in Belgium will equate to just under 690 million U.S. dollars, while tablet sales will amount to 225 million U.S. dollars. For tablet computers, the number of users in Belgium is expected to move beyond five million in 2021, resulting in a tablet penetration rate of over 43 percent – a stark increase from the five percent recorded ten years previously. In terms of tablet applications, games, streaming services, and social networking services ranked among the most popular downloads for iPad users in Belgium.

Smartphones and applications

Sales of mobile phones in Belgium are expected to amount to more than 2.28 billion U.S. dollars in 2021, growing to more than 2.65 billion U.S. dollars by 2025. In 2021, it is forecast that 9.28 million people in Belgium will be using a smartphone, a sharp increase from the two million people just ten years previously. Smartphone penetration in the country is expected to approach 80 percent by 2021, rising to more than 85 percent in 2025. In terms of mobile applications, games, social networking services, and retail ranked among the most popular downloads on both Android and Apple devices.

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