The closest thing to a silver bullet application – the Krazy Glue which sticks adults to their notebooks – is instant messaging. Two-thirds (67%) of the busiest notebook users regularly IM, making it their eighth-ranked activity. This contrasts with the four-tenths (41%) of the least-busy who do so; their twentieth-ranked activity.
Another activity unique to these busy mobiles: listening to Internet radio or streaming music over the Internet. Ranked #14 among the busiest, this only ranks #21 among the least-busy.
- Interestingly, these two activities both require a fast, persistent Internet connection. This bodes well for future broadband wireless networks such as WiMax.
This information is released from the Busy Mobiles Profile Report, a Technology User Profile solution from MetaFacts. It is based on recent survey-based research, reporting directly from a representative sample of actual users. The Busy Mobiles Profile Report is available for immediate purchase through the online store at the MetaFacts website – MetaFacts.com
Other findings in the MetaFacts Busy Mobiles Profile Report include:
- How many busy Mobiles?
- Who are these busy users?
- The Most Busy Mobile PC Users are in Certain Occupations
- What keeps the busiest so busy?
- Who Owns the Busiest Mobile PCs?
- What are the Attitudes of the Busiest?
- What Kinds of Mobile PCs are Used the Most?
- Locations Where the Busiest Mobile PCs are Used
- Where the Busiest Stop to Shop
- Electronics Used by the Busiest Mobile PC Households
- Shopping List of the Busy Mobile PC Household
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