Data to Digest on Thanksgiving

Here are some interesting statistics about the growth of mobile computing. From a recent post by LukeW on networked device ownership:

  • 85% of Americans own cell phones but only 59% have personal computers.
  • 75% of teens own a cell phone.

Meanwhile, The Unofficial Apple Weblog recently linked to a Nielsen survey citing that 31% of kids 6-12 and would want an iPad as their next gift and 29% would want an iPod Touch. Both of those devices are rated higher than gaming devices such as a Nintendo DS or a PlayStation Portable and much higher than a Wii or Xbox 360.

Kids today clearly have a preference for mobile devices.