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Americans interested in multi-tasking mobile terminals

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Although they are not yet in the habit of using their mobile phones to buy tickets, watch movies or play games, a significant number of Americans show interest in such features, indicates a joint study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, the Associated Press and the AOL.

Only six percent of American mobile phone users listen to music from their terminal, but 19 percent are those who wish to be able to do so. The same relationship of magnitude applies to the mobile video, in which only two percent use it, while 14 percent show interest in using it.

Still within entertainment, but taking into account more basic applications, the result of the study shows that 65 percent of mobile phone users in the United States used their terminal with touch or wallpapers. Among respondents, eight percent said they had already used their phone to vote for television programs.

Predictably, the study shows differences between generations, with young adults more likely to use their mobile terminals for entertainment. If between 18 and 29 years old there are 23 percent who would like to watch television from their cell phones, in the age range between 30 and 49 years of age the interest drops to 15 percent, and so on, as advances in age.

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