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One Third Adults in the US Own a Smartphone Reveals Pew Study

A new research has revealed that the number of adults owning a Smartphone in the United States of America is increasing.

The Pew Internet Project has revealed that nearly one third of American adults accounting up to 35 percent of the total youth own a Smartphone. According to the details offered by the company on Monday, nearly 83 percent of US adults own a mobile phone of some type, out of which nearly 42 percent are proud owners of a Smartphone, which makes its 35 percent of the total youth population.

The telephone survey which was conducted across 2,277 American adults in both English and Spanish has also revealed that ownership of Smartphones is increasing in few demographic groups which include financially secure, educated African Americans and Latinos that are less than 45 years in age. The result is based upon the telephone calls made between April 26 and May 22, 2011.

“Two in five cell owners (39%) say that their phone operates on a Smartphone platform (these include iPhones and Blackberry devices, as well as phones running the Android, Windows or Palm operating systems)”, the Pew Internet Project report read (opens in new tab).

Around one fourth of the total Smartphone owners have claimed that they depend more upon their mobile gadgets than their laptops or even tablet computer devices.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.