Trends & Statistics in mobile technology and communications

Mobile Technology Trends and Statistics

According to the 2009 Parent-Teen Cell Phone Survey, American children now spend 7.5 hours a day absorbing and creating media — as much time as they spend in school. Even more remarkably, they multitask across screens to cram 11 hours of content into those 7.5 hours. More and more of these activities are happening on smartphones equipped with audio, video, SMS, and hundreds of thousands of apps.

Growth of the worldwide converged mobile device market more than doubled that of the overall mobile phone market in the first quarter of 2010, a sign the segment is in high-growth mode again.

Parent-Teen Cell Phone Survey: Fully 72% of all teens, or 88% of teen cell phone users, are text-messagers. That is a sharp rise from the 51% of teens who were texters in 2006. More than half of teens (54%) are daily texters.

Half of Japan’s top fiction was written via text messages.

According to McGraw-Hill Education, 95% of their textbooks are also offered as ebooks.

With subscriptions expected to reach 5 billion some time this year, as reported by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), cellular phones are arguably the most widely used gadget and the most popular communication tool today. That is about 75 percent of the world’s population

Of Twitter’s active users, 37% use their phone to tweet.

It took mobile phones 14 years to reach 50% of U.S. households — compared with 56 years for the telephone, 20 years for the personal computer, ten years for the Internet, nine years for radio and just five years for television. (U.S. Department of Commerce)

People that use Facebook on their mobile devices are twice as active on Facebook as non-mobile users.

42% of teens say they can text blindfolded.

Third-generation (3G) phones will form the majority of phones, comprising more than 80% of the installed base by 2014.

According to Gartner, mobile usage is set to explode in 2010 with over 1.2 billion getting hands on with web capable handsets.


  1. 2009 Parent-Teen Cell Phone Survey, conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International
  8. Forrster: US Mobile Forecast, 2009 To 2014

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