Latest Poll Says Two-thirds of Online Adults Use More Than Two Tech Devices
Despite claims that mobile devices are hurting the PC market, a new survey reveals more than fifty percent of online adults use three or more tech devices, including desktops and netbooks.
A press release on Technologyuser.com cited results from MetaFacts’ Technology User Profile 2012 survey which says sixty-five percent of online adults are using three or more tech devices on a regular basis. These gadgets include desktops, notebooks, netbooks, tablets, eBook readers, smartphones, or basic feature phones.
“Nearly one in five online adults use five or more devices, and Netbooks, eBook Readers, and Tablets have reached the majority of these busy tech-jugglers,” said Dan Ness, Principal Analyst at MetaFacts. “As many adults have 4 devices, with Notebooks, Smartphones, and Desktops dominating. For 3-device users, the most common profile is two PCs and a mobile phone. The favorite combination among 2-device adults is the trusty desktop and basic feature phone.”
MetaFacts’ findings also downplayed claims that smartphones are replacing PCs. Instead, people are simply integrating smartphones in their daily lives, pretty much how they’ve made PCs an almost indispensable part of their lifestyle.
Other key findings of the survey include early adopters of mobile phones use the broadest mix of tech devices; RIM smartphone users are more likely to be the biggest tech spenders; Facebook users have lower levels of activity, content creation, and engagement than users of other key social networks; and former mobile phone subscribers rate customer service poor and lack of signal an issue.