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Smartphone use among teens rising rapidly

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Fox: More teenagers are using mobile devices to access the internet instead of traditional computers.

As their usage grows, Pew Research said they are becoming barometers for changes in technological habits, even serving as a guide to mobile device manufacturers looking to stay ahead of trends.

The new study by Pew Research shows that 37% of teens now have smartphones, up from just 23% in 2011, while 23% have a tablet, a level comparable to the general adult population.

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