Study: 85 Percent of U.S. Customers Own Cellphones
If you’re wondering why your cellphone reception sucks so badly, part of it is because so many people carry phones today. In fact, the cellphone is by far the most popular gadget in the United States.
A whopping 85 percent of U.S. adults and three quarters of teens now own a cellphone, according to a new research report by Pew. That compares to 59 percent of American adults who own a desktop computer, 52 percent who own a laptop, 47 percent with an MP3 player and 42 percent with a game console.
A mere 4 percent of U.S. adults own a tablet computer (i.e., the iPad), and about the same number own an e-book reader, according to Pew.
The report found that about 80 percent of U.S. adults own two or more devices in these categories. I’m mildly ashamed to admit I own at least one device in every single category — but hey, it’s my job to have things.
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Graphic: Pew Research