Cell Phones Hardest To Give Up: Study

MediaPost reports that nearly two thirds of Americans have now used mobile devices for things other than talking, according to a new study on mobile data usage by the Pew Internet Project.

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The study released today found that the cell phone would be the hardest communications technology for people to give up. More than half (51%) said it would be very hard to give up their cell phone, compared to only 38% in 2002, the report said.

Other facts quoted from the article:

– 58% of U.S. adults have used cell phones or PDAs for text-messaging, taking a picture, looking for directions or surfing the Web.

– 62% have either used a mobile data service or logged onto the Internet via a laptop away from home or work or via a handheld device.

– Text messaging and photos were the most popular activities – 58% – with playing a game (27%), sending e-mail (19%) and accessing the Web for news, weather and other information (19%) rounding out the top five.

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