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Posted by Harjeet October 15, 2010 06:01

More people are spending cash for mobile phones as it is discovered they are the most popular gadget in America, surpassing laptops and desktop computers says research conducted on the continent.

The Pew Research Center regularly conduct reports on the nation’s technological habits and found that citizens are 50% more likely to own a mobile phone compared to other gadgets.

Roughly 85% of Americans own mobile phones, and just 59% have desktop computers and 52% laptops. Additionally, around 45% of adults own either an MP3 player or videogame console.

The popularity of mobile phones could be attributed to popularity of handsets such as Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android and the versatility they provide as they can be used to browse the internet, listen to music and play games on.

"In recent years the digital world has expanded far beyond the desktop, and consumers can now choose from an array of devices capable of satisfying their need for 'anytime, anywhere' access to news, information, friends and entertainment," Pew Research wrote in the report.

During August and September, 3,000 adults were question to conduct the research, and it was also discovered that desktop ownership was decreasing as more people favoured laptops. New technologies were also noted, with about 5% of U.S. adults own e-book readers, while 4% of adults tablet computers.

If you’re tired to having all your gadgets separate, why not sell your mobile and buy a smartphone to enable you to do everything in one piece of kit.

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