Recent Study Shows Americans Want Features

Recent research found that only a small portion of Americans use their mobile phones for advanced services such as games, music, and videos, but a significant percentage are interested in those services.


Pew Internet, AOL, and Associated Press have completed a nationwide study and found that only 6% of cell phone users play music on their devices, while 19% wish they had access to that feature. Just 2% make active use of mobile TV or video services, but 14% say they would like the ability to do so.

The study also revealed that this discrepancy in numbers is largely because these technologies are fairly new, and can be intimidating to the average user. There is also an issue that many phones don’t support such functionality. Plus, user’s inability to go out and buy a new, expensive phone doesn’t really help the cause.

What does this mean for the future of all the goodies that come with VoIP and UMA capabilities on cell phones? They’ll probably take some time before they start to kick off.

Summary

Recent research found that only a small portion of Americans use their mobile phones for advanced services such as games, music, and videos, but a significant percentage are interested in those services.


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