Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Addicted to mobility

Nokia has released the interesting results of a survey which shows, somewhat unsurprisingly, that the mobile phone is insinuating itself more deeply into our lives as storage and features improve. There are lots of intriguing statistics here, among them that half of those surveyed cited their phones as their main cameras, and the extent to which the phone has replaced the humble watch/clock. However, what strikes me is the extent to which the behaviors being described here are really associated with use of mobile storage and capture - note that only around a third of respondents admit to using their phone to surf the web even once a month, and even Japan's oyayubizoku (親指族, "thumb tribe") can only muster 37% who claim to access the internet on a mobile device every day.