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Fickle fancies

Mobile mania has hit the UK and 75% of us now own at least one mobile phone. We love our new mobiles, buying 1712 every hour between us. But we quickly get bored - on average we keep them for just 18 months.

Our phones are designed to last around ten years, so why do we get sick of them so quickly when we're happy to keep other things for years on end?

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We're quick to move on with our mobiles.
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