Thursday, March 6, 2008

TECH CHRONICLES / A daily dose of postings from The Chronicle's technology blog (

We're more than attached to our cellular phones

For the first time, Americans reported more love for their mobile telephones than their telecastings or landline phones, according to a study released by the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

Fifty-one percentage of respondents who utilize a cell telephone said it would be hard to give it up, while 43 percent felt it would be difficult to waive TV. Meanwhile, 40 percentage of those surveyed said it would be hard to lose a landline phone.

This is the first twelvemonth in which the cell telephone rated highest in this yearly study of engineering use. In 2005, only 38 percentage of participants said it would be difficult to give up their cell phones, compared with 47 percentage of respondents who said the same thing about their telecasting sets and 63 percentage who were attached to their landline phones.

The survey establish that 58 percentage of grownup Americans have got used a cell telephone or personal digital helper to execute at least one of 10 mobile nonvoice information activities, such as as texting, e-mailing, taking a picture, looking for maps or directions, or recording video.

Overall, 75 percentage of the 2,054 grownup respondents said they have got a cell phone. Among those respondents, 31 percentage said they direct or have a textual matter message in a typical twenty-four hours while 15 percentage said they hit a image on a regular day. About 8 percentage of respondents said they play a game daily. Eight percentage said they also direct or have e-mail with their telephone on a typical day.

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