All over the web today are stories about the Pew Internet Project’s new research on smartphone usage in the United States.
Among the headlines?
Some 87% of smartphone owners access the internet or email on their handheld, including two-thirds (68%) who do so on a typical day.
Several demographic groups have high levels of smartphone adoption, including the financially well-off and well-educated, non-whites, and those under the age of 45.
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 last fact had me wondering whether the 25% have access elsewhere.
According to Pew, while many of these individuals have other sources of online access at home, roughly one third of these “cell mostly” internet users lack a high-speed home broadband connection.
Do I believe the findings? Pew has long been among the most trusted when it comes to Internet use and connectivity. So I would say yes.
More on the report http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/Smartphones.aspx