Posted by: David | July 11, 2011

Smartphones: The Wave of the Present

One-third of Americans own smartphones, and one-fourth rely on a smartphone to access the Web.

The future is now.

New study today from the Pew Internet Project:

  • 83% of American adults have a cell phone.
  • 42% of those phones are smartphones.
  • Therefore 35% of adults in the U.S. own smartphones.

From the press release:

Some 87% of smartphone owners access the internet or email on their handheld, including two-thirds (68%) who do so on a typical day. When asked what device they normally use to access the internet, 25% of smartphone owners say that they mostly go online using their phone, rather than with a computer.

The study page, including a PDF download of the entire report, can be found here.

And while we’re on the topic, why is cell phone two words but smartphone is one word?


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