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The Pew Internet & American Life Project has found that 35 percent of American adults now own a smartphone

recent survey conducted by the Pew Internet & American Life Project has found that 35 percent of American adults now own a smartphone.

The Pew Internet & American Life Project aims to provide information on the trends, issues and attitudes that shape America as well as the world. Its most recent results come from its May survey, which is based on the feedback of 2,277 adults that were telephoned nationally from April 26 through May 22, 2011. Of this total number, 1,522 interviews were conducted by landline phone while 755 interviews were conducted by cell phone.

According to the survey, 83 percent of U.S. adults have a cell phone, whether it's a smartphone or not. Forty-two percent of them own a smartphone, which translates to 35 percent of all adults. 

The survey even broke down the ownership of smartphones among age groups and financial groups. The Pew Internet & American Life Project found that 59 percent of U.S. adults in households that earn an income of $75,000 or more own smartphones while 48 percent of those with a college degree own smartphones. In households that earn $30,000 or less, those 18 through 29 years of age are "equal to the national average."

As far as age goes, the survey found that the majority of smartphone owners are between the ages of 25 and 34 at 58 percent. Also, 49 percent of those between the ages of 18 and 24 own smartphones and 44 percent of those between the ages 35 and 44 own smartphones. 

In addition, 87 percent of smartphone owners have internet access or email on their phones, and 68 percent of these adults access one or both of these features daily. Twenty-five percent of owners use their smartphone to access the internet more so than a computer, and Android continues to be the most popular smartphone platform followed by iOS and Blackberry.

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Great cartoon
By Lord 666 on 7/12/2011 12:25:52 PM , Rating: 2
That just made my day. Always wondered why they don't make a pink iPhone.

RE: Great cartoon
By kmmatney on 7/12/2011 12:41:51 PM , Rating: 2
That cartoon is pretty damn funny. I'm sure Apple is holding out on the pink iPhone until they really need it.

RE: Great cartoon
By Pirks on 7/12/2011 1:09:13 PM , Rating: 3
The dinosaur at the lower right corner should represent an Android tablet user from the point of view of a BlackBerry Playbook user. That's much closer to truth.

And this dinosaur definitely goes away the moment new BlackBerries are released this August-September, judging by many rave reviews of them that I've seen online.

RE: Great cartoon
By Lord 666 on 7/12/2011 1:28:49 PM , Rating: 2
I'll take the Pirks bait today, just about to get on a conference call anyway.

Where are the LTE versions of the Playbook? What about the Android marketplace support? I'm a huge fan of RIM/Blackberry, but they dropped the ball with the half-assed product launch and weak app support. That open letter to management, ficitional or not, really nailed it. The execs are clueless.

Great, a touchscreen Bold with BBOS7 and faster processor. If it doesn't have LTE, its irrelevant.

Also just found out today that the LTE static IP addresses are going to slide beyond July and maybe into the fall.

RE: Great cartoon
By Pirks on 7/12/2011 3:50:43 PM , Rating: 1
What LTE? Does anyone outside of the US care about LTE? RIM is global company, not US only. You gotta wait. RIM will make much more money off other countries than from you Americans so... money talks, you know.

Half-assed iPhone 2G released in 2007 _WITHOUT ANY HINT AT APPS WHATSOEVER_ does pretty good right now. So Apple was 100% right by delivering half-assed product to market early, same holds for Playbook.

You can whine just like early iPhone 2G fans were whining. It's normal.

What about Android Marketplace? Wanna download more fart apps or what? BlackBerry App World is pretty healthy with gazillions of fart apps on its own, with 3 million downloads a day, 1 billions app downloads so far and being available in 100 countries. Why whine about Android shit at all? I don't get it.

RE: Great cartoon
By nikon133 on 7/12/2011 5:00:49 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah, but expectations were much lower when original iPhone hit the market. People expect established ecosystem for any smartphone/tablet platform nowadays. I'm not saying it is fair - I'm just saying competition is getting tougher.

I think HP could have done better job with launch - as in having more good quality apps in their catalogue. As in, having good quality developing tools available. As in, getting in touch and offering some sweet benefits (or even paying something) to developers of popular/successful/best selling Android and iOS apps and games.

Even well established brand (in its market segment) as Nintendo ends up with poor product launch for new 3DS because of lacklustre launch library. Why would much less established platform like WebOS do any better?

RE: Great cartoon
By Pirks on 7/12/2011 6:57:12 PM , Rating: 2
People expect established ecosystem for any smartphone/tablet platform nowadays
So you're saying HP WebOS and MS WP7 platforms are doomed from the start 'cause they had absolutely no ecosystems when launched?

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