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Mobile Internet On The Rise in US

Recent research has revealed that the number of Americans accessing the internet from mobile devices is increasing, the Washington Post has reported.

According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, a non-profit Washiington DC-based research organisation, the number of US adults accessing the web from a phone or laptop has risen from 51 per cent in April last year, to 64 per cent in 2010.

The report shows that 47 per cent of adults accessing the internet from mobile devices use laptops, while 40 per cent use their mobile phones.

It also states that African-Americans and English-speaking Hispanics residing in the US are among the most active group of internet users, and that 87 per cent owned a smartphone, compared to the 80 per cent of white Americans.

The study was conducted between 29 April and 30 May and was based on telephone interviews with 2,252 Americans aged 18 and over.