8 Mobile Statistics worth Sharing
From mobile app development to mobile security threats, mobile technology is arguably one of the hottest tech topics of 2012. Not only is smartphone ownership on the rise, but use of both tablets and smartphones in a professional setting is also increasingly common.
As the prevalence of mobile technology among both consumers and professionals grows, so should our knowledge of it. In order to help you with that, we’ve compiled eight of the most interesting statistics about mobile usage that we could find. Below you’ll see eight conversation-starting facts that are made for sharing. Simply click the “Tweet it” button to share your favorite fact on Twitter and contribute to the ever-growing conversation about mobile technology.
- There are more mobile phones on the planet than there are TVs. (Source: Jupiter) [Tweet it]
- Smartphone sales (globally) are expected to increase by 25% from 472 million in 2011 to 630 million in 2012. (Source: MediaBistro) [Tweet it]
- 250+ million Americans carry mobile phones, representing over 80% of the nation’s population. (Source: CTIA) [Tweet it]
- 51% of Americans use their phone to get information they need right away. (Source: Pew) [Tweet it]
- 91% of all U.S. citizens have their mobile device within reach 24/7. (Source: Morgan Stanley) [Tweet it]
- On average, it takes 90 minutes to respond to an email, but just 90 seconds to respond to a text message. (Source: CTIA) [Tweet it]
- 98% of current iPad owners will look at another iPad when time to purchase a second tablet. (source: YUDU) [Tweet it]
- By 2013, 80% of businesses will support a workforce using tablets. (Source: Gartner) [Tweet it]
SOUND OFF: How has the prevalence of mobile affected how you do business? Which mobile statistic did you find most interesting?