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By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — The price of smartphones in Brazil is high, especially for the country’s socioeconomic environment, however the burgeoning middle class are becoming increasingly avid consumers. Mobile broadband accounts for 42 percent of all broadband access in Brazil with 3G service, and for these smartphones and tablets come scores of "apps" aimed at the upcoming World Cup.

The official World Cup app is from FIFA, which will provide up-to-date news on all the games, scores . . .

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