The following stats were featured in a marketing piece I received today. And I’m guessing the numbers are even higher in other developed countries.
- 85% of Americans have a cell phone (there are actually more US mobile phones than Americans age 13 and older) Source: CTIA Wireless Association
- 66% of cell phones in America are equipped with a camera Source: comScore
- 40% of Americans with cell phones send/receive text messages (80% among 13-24 year olds; 63% among 18-27year olds) Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project
- 24% of Americans with cell phones send/receive photo or video messages (up 60% in the past year) Source: M:Metrics
And it will just get easier and easier to share those photos and videos. I’m not feeling particularly left out because I probably shoot-and-share more video than the average bear. But I can’t deny my mobilness much longer. Holding out for video iPhone.