If you’ve spent countless sleepless nights, tossing and turning, wondering which European nation spends the most money on technology and gadgetry, be prepared for a restful evening: Great Britain has officially been deemed the home to the biggest technology spenders in all of Europe.
The European Information Technology Observatory has published a statistic sheet documenting the damages of exactly what Britons will spend on gadgety this coming year. It is estimated that Great Britain’s inhabitants (excluding wildlife) will spend £11 billion in 2008, which greatly surpasses the other leading tech-loving nations in Europe: Germany will spend about £9.3 billion, France will spend £7.2 billion, and Italy will bring up the rear with spending of about £4.3 billion, according to the Telegraph.
Popular items the British won’t be able to say no to: iPods, iPhones, Wiis, Playstation 3′s, Xbox 360′s, HD TV’s, and more.
Many link the huge increase in gadget spending of late to a shared image of trendiness and technology. The iPod single-handedly made gadgets chic, and ever since it has become “cool” to have the latest and the greatest.
The biggest gadget of the year hasn’t even hit Europe yet; the iPhone is slated to make its debut on the ninth of November. When the iPhone drops, expect to see our friends across the big lake spend many more pretty pennies before the end of this year.