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Mobile Commerce Has Completely Exploded (Infographic) This year, more than ever, consumers will shop for the holidays from their smartphones.

By Catherine Clifford

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Hang some mistletoe over you and your smartphone this holiday season.

Shopping for the holidays has increasingly become about spending quality time with our mobile devices. From 2011 to 2012, the number of minutes that consumers spent on retail mobile apps in the holiday month of December increased six-fold, according to the infographic below compiled by Sparked, a San Francisco-based social and mobile engagement platform.

Also, in the last six months, almost three in four shoppers have confessed to "showrooming," meaning they examine a product in a retail store and then buy it online for a cheaper price.

Related: In Weak Shopping Environment, Cyber Monday Is Where It's At

And globally, while about half of U.S. Internet users shop on mobile, almost nine in 10 Japanese Internet users shop on their mobile phones.

Check out the infographic (below) for additional information about trends in mobile commerce, or m-commerce, this holiday season.

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Mobile Commerce Has Completely Exploded (Infographic)

Related: How to Make The Most of This Year's Ultra-Short Holiday Shopping Season

Catherine Clifford

Senior Entrepreneurship Writer at CNBC

Catherine Clifford is senior entrepreneurship writer at CNBC. She was formerly a senior writer at Entrepreneur.com, the small business reporter at CNNMoney and an assistant in the New York bureau for CNN. Clifford attended Columbia University where she earned a bachelor's degree. She lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. You can follow her on Twitter at @CatClifford.

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