Americans Using Mobile to Access Data and Information
The Pew Internet & American Life Project has released an interesting study about the use of mobile internet and mobile applications in the US. 62% of adults have accessed the internet remotely or used a non-voice application, with African Americans and Latinos very heavy users.
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Some of the more interesting conclusions from the study include:
- 41% of adult Americans have logged onto the internet on the go, that is, away from home or work either with a wireless laptop connection or a handheld device.
- 58% of people with cell phones have sent or received text messages at some point, with 31% saying they do this on a typical day.
- 58% have taken a picture with their device; 15% say they do this on the typical day.
- Some 56% of English-speaking Hispanics with a wireless handheld device use a non-voice data or information application on the average day, and 50% of African Americans with wireless handhelds do so.
In addition, the study found that for people 49 and under, the mobile phone would be the hardest technology to give up (for over 50, it is the Television or landline phone).