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Smartphone Usage Surpasses 50% In The US Despite Slowing Trends
2012-05-09 08:11:32

A study on cellphone use released Monday shows that little more than half of all Americans use smartphones, rather than ordinary cell phones, a slight increase from a similar report released in December 2011. The new Nielsen report shows that 50.4 percent of Americans now use smartphones. This marks the first time that smartphones have outperformed feature “dumb” phones since Nielsen began tracking them several years ago. The report further found that 50.9 percent of women...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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