Skip to comments.Whites falling behind in smartphone usage, Nielsen study shows
Posted on 09/23/2012 5:48:51 PM PDT by spodefly
After all the hoopla, the Apples iPhone debut on Friday more than lived up to expectations, with analysts estimating as many as 10 million sales by tomorrow and more than 130 million by the end of the year.. But there is a surprising quirk in the numbers. More than half of American mobile subscribers 55.5 percent are now owners of smartphones of all types, but for white people, the numbers make up just 45 percent, the lowest of any ethnic group, new findings from Nielsen show. Sixty-six percent of Asians, 56 percent of Hispanics and 55 percent of African-Americans use smartphones to check e-mail, play games and surf the Web.
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But only if they pay the monthly bill, too!
I don’t have any interest in them nor do I have the disposable money for crap like that. (Besides, I’m apparently a “toothless hillbilly”)
We must not have a Smart Phone Gap.
I don’t have time to waste other people’s money.
The smarter you are the less need you have for a smart phone.
I wonder how they get this figure. No one asked my race when I got a phone. Good thing too.
Well, we don’t need them as much to coordinate flash mob looting sprees and racist attacks. I think the Obama free welfare phone comes with an app for that pre-installed.
I don’t like ‘em smartphones, neiver!
BTW, CC, it’s good to see yer wearin’ yer good bib overalls, since it’s Sunday, ‘n all.
I’m happy to see the CAUCASIANS being labeled as a “victim” for once. We’re always the bad guys and that was getting old. It’s good to be one of the “disenfranchised”. Especially when it comes to telephones. I can’t stand those things. I get off at five everyday to get away from of those things.
I don’t need, or want, a smart phone. I have an iPod touch, iPad, two notebooks, and a computer. Just give me a dumb phone built to Apple’s design sensibilities.
I don’t even turn my dumb phone on most of the time. It’s yet another distraction.
Could it be that some start with a free phone,service with texting and others have to pay for everything including the first groups service? It is a simple matter to upgrade from your free Obama phone.
Shiny objects always appeal to stupid people.
That doesn't mean, however, that advocate expensive cell phone PLANS - and that's where the bit costs are.
I even got my good tooth in tonight.
I have no idea what I would do with a Smart phone.
I guess I am a retired techie.
I spent my life in radio electronics, and was the first cellphone agent in my Tennessee county, back when they were the new gizmos.
Now, I have a basic Nokia phone that I bought in Slovakia, around 2007, but still ignorant of all the features. I have to have my new Philippine wife, as of tomorrow, do the advanced functions for me.
I am happy just to have it to send or receive a short text, such as messaging my pedicab driver to pick up a case of San Miguel (beer) from the distributor ;)
I feel so deprived, not being part of the airhead social network thing........woe is me.
I will wait until they require that I have them. Seems like White people are the only ones smart enough to know that an extra #360 to $720 is better spent practically anywhere else.
“I dont like em smartphones, neiver!
I heres ya ‘sides I’s saven fer one em thar VCR thangs.
I depend on my Android. Does everything I need a computer for, run an internet business from it, movies, music... It’s my only media device. Live on a boat, like things simple, don’t like too much crap in my life... No room! ;^)
I have had a teensy weensy Nokia Tracphone thing that cost about twelve bucks three years ago. Got it for emergencies like getting stranded in a dead car in the middle of nowhere. Have never used it even once and don’t even know the number offhand. That’s how much I care.
Your credit report leads to all matter of info. including your race.
That is because we can’t afford them.
I’m not sure how smart it is to make use of an inferior system with a tiny screen and tiny keyboard if one has a desktop, or laptop with far more capability and ease of use.
Smart phones would be fine for someone on the go extensively, or who does not have any of the larger and more powerful systems.
Just a good basic cell phone would meet the needs of most with access to larger computers. I have a semi-smart phone I can use to access the web for weather and such if needed, but wouldn’t waste time with it when I have access to better systems.
I don’t have a smartphone.
But I do have 1500 AT&T and 1000 Verizon. I therefore collect about $8000 a year in dividends from smartphone users.
Maybe they should call them dumbphones? Hey, guys, your former money is in my brokerage account!
2. Maybe whites have better self esteem and don't have to have to have a phone in their ear 24/7 to feel good about themselves.
3. Maybe more whites were fully weened in their infancy and don't need an electronic 'blanky' to get them through life.
4. Don't need constant social validation to bolster their sense of self-worth
5. Have a life
6. Have a job.
7. Just saying....
I’m white, 60 years old and can’t do without my smartphone.
Jus' give me my free lobster tails & steaks that I can resell for 1/2 price ca$h and I'm cool.
Not everyone has a want, need, or desire to play games, surf the web or call other people constantly. I have a Sansung flip phone that works just just fine for me when I want to make an occasional call to my wife, children or take a picture when I have forgotten my “real” camera. If I want to surf the web, I use my i7 quad core computer with a 24” screen at home.
Sometimes it seems like the whole country is walking around with their head down looking at a phone screen.
That’s because we’re racists, silly. Anybody can see that.
I used to rule my world from a pay phone
Ships out on the sea
But now times are rough
Oh I got too much stuff
I can’t explain the likes of me
One Particular Harbor-Jimmy Buffett
Jimmy is that you?
Lol, and you care so little, you haven't even noticed that it's spelled "Tracfone". I have one, too, for emergencies and travel. But I do use it some and just upgraded to what I'd term a semi-smart phone mostly so I'd have another source of weather reports with radar if my power goes off.
I don’t get email on my phone because guess what I actually have a computer.
If someone of the superior intellectual capacity of our pResident cannot fathom the iPhone, how could *I* hope to be able to use one.....
The PPC-6700 was the first Windows Mobile 5 phone to hit the US market. I consider more recent iPhone series, android and Microsoft phones to have made evolutionary improvements over the PPC-6700. Obviously, there have been improvements in size, performance, Operating Systems and applications but the basic functionality and uses are similar.
We have upgraded from the PPC-6700 but have a grandfathered Sprint plan with free unlimited data. Sprint won't let us upgrade from our current HTC Touch Pro 2s without going to a plan that will cost approximately twice as much. I should probably thank Sprint for keeping me from wasting more money on trinkets that I don't really need.
By disadvantaged whites you mean ones who work for a living and don’t have spare money nor time to have a super-phone?
Nope... Jimmy Buffet is rich
I’m just a bum with a mancave that sails
Nope... Jimmy Buffet is rich
I’m just a bum with a mancave that sails
Tracphone here too. I take it with me when I leave the house but its off most of the time.
Metro PCS gave me a special deal on this Android I got it for 40 bucks
Now they’re having a sale on the next faster Android for 110 bucks, but I’m too cheap... going to drive this one into the ground
Mrs. jimfree is one of those white people resisting the new technology and selecting the older mobile phone styles. She had an epiphany this week attending a conference. Doubting the scholarship of some of the presenters she would like to have had the web at her fingertips. Won’t be very long now.