A newly-published report has shown that the average child gets their first mobile phone at the age of 11 years and 8 months old.
However, 9% of children - an estimated 1,178,100 in the UK - are bought their first phone at the age of 5.
New research from UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has revealed that consumers from ethnic minority groups are more likely to be using communications technology than the average British person.
People from ethnic minority groups are more likely to have home broadband and a mobile phone, according to the report, although they are less likely to watch TV and listen to the radio.
A smartwatch project on crowd-funded site Kickstarter has exceeded its $100,000 (£64,000) financial target in the first day of its 30-day funding window.
The Omate TrueSmart is designed to connect to a smartphone via Bluetooth or WiFi and can also become a stand-alone mobile phone if a SIM card is fitted.