Over recent years, smart phones have become more and more popular, with a rising number of people across the United States and many other countries opting to buy or sign up for one of these devices. The increasingly advanced features of the many smart phones on the market have led to demand for these devices continuing to gain momentum, which has been reflected in recently released figures.
According to a report released recently by Nielson, there has been a sharp increase in the number of mobile users in America who are now using smart phones compared to just a year ago. It is claimed that more than 50 percent of mobile phone users in the United States now own a smart phone, which compared to just 38 percent a year ago.
The way in which Americans are using their cell phones is also changing. The variety of features and capabilities of smart phones have enabled users to treat their phones like miniature PCs. In fact, figures show that around twenty six percent of those in the United States who own a smart phone would rather give up their PC than give up their smart phone.
One industry official said: "These figures show just how reliant many mobile users across the United States and in many other countries are becoming when it comes to the high tech smart phones of today."