Pew Internet Cell Phone Survey Highlights Growing Opportunities

Noting that 85% of Americans own a cell phone and that they're using them for a lot more than making phone calls, the Pew Internet & American Life Project has published data illustrating how cell phones' have become "a portal of an ever-growing list of activities."

It's no secret that cell phones have evolved into smartphones, basically putting the power of a desktop computer into our pockets. As a result, our activities with cell phones have changed dramatically, with over half of cell users (56%) now accessing the Internet from their phone.

According to Pew Center researchers' findings:

  • 82% of US cell phone owners use their devices to take pictures
  • 80% use them to send or receive text messages
  • 56% use them to access the Internet
  • 50% use them to send or receive email
  • 44% use them to record video
  • 43% use them to download apps
  • 31% use them to look for health or medical information online, and
  • 29% use them to check bank account balances or do other online banking

At CHR Solutions, we're committed to helping clients understand these trends and leverage them for business growth. From building a cloud services ecosystem that supports a growing mobile workforce, to helping engineer the network that best exploits wireless backhaul, CHR Solutions stands ready to help our clients maximize the many business opportunities presented by wireless.

Written by Kevin Kutcher at 14:00
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