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Whites falling behind in smartphone usage, Nielsen study shows
The New York Post ^ | September 23, 2012 | By CHRISTINE PARKER

Posted on 09/23/2012 5:48:51 PM PDT by spodefly

After all the hoopla, the Apple’s 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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I hereby propose a government program that helps to level the playing field by providing free smart phones to disadvantaged whites.
1 posted on 09/23/2012 5:48:54 PM PDT by spodefly
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To: spodefly

But only if they pay the monthly bill, too!


2 posted on 09/23/2012 5:51:26 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: spodefly

Falling behind?

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”)


3 posted on 09/23/2012 5:51:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: spodefly

We must not have a Smart Phone Gap.


4 posted on 09/23/2012 5:52:39 PM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: spodefly
Maybe it is because some groups are more susceptible to advertising hype. I am not sure how an overpriced electronic trinket would improve my life as compared to a more reasonably priced electronic trinket.
5 posted on 09/23/2012 5:54:19 PM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: spodefly

I don’t have time to waste other people’s money.


6 posted on 09/23/2012 5:54:29 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: spodefly

The smarter you are the less need you have for a smart phone.


7 posted on 09/23/2012 5:54:38 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: spodefly
I suspect it has to do with the comparative age of the demographic. Whites are an older group.
8 posted on 09/23/2012 5:55:57 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: spodefly

I wonder how they get this figure. No one asked my race when I got a phone. Good thing too.


9 posted on 09/23/2012 5:57:17 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: spodefly

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.


10 posted on 09/23/2012 5:57:44 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: cripplecreek

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.


11 posted on 09/23/2012 5:57:55 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: spodefly

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.


12 posted on 09/23/2012 6:00:12 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Proud to be a 53 percenter American.)
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To: fireman15
Maybe it is because some groups are more susceptible to advertising hype. I am not sure how an overpriced electronic trinket would improve my life as compared to a more reasonably priced electronic trinket.

ROTFL!

13 posted on 09/23/2012 6:00:14 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: spodefly

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.


14 posted on 09/23/2012 6:00:37 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: spodefly

I don’t even turn my dumb phone on most of the time. It’s yet another distraction.


15 posted on 09/23/2012 6:01:54 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: spodefly

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.


16 posted on 09/23/2012 6:02:12 PM PDT by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: spodefly

Shiny objects always appeal to stupid people.


17 posted on 09/23/2012 6:03:09 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: fireman15
I was always a skeptic about smart phones until I got one and realized how much of a "force multipler" it was for me, and also does wonders for compensating for an imperfect memory.

That doesn't mean, however, that advocate expensive cell phone PLANS - and that's where the bit costs are.

18 posted on 09/23/2012 6:03:21 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: CatherineofAragon

I even got my good tooth in tonight.


19 posted on 09/23/2012 6:05:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: spodefly
You will see that when you see Ms White USA Pageant on the All White Network. I hope taxpayers didn't fund this survey.
20 posted on 09/23/2012 6:06:06 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: spodefly

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 ;)


21 posted on 09/23/2012 6:06:52 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: spodefly
Never had one, never had any interest in one. But then, liberals call me a knuckle dragging neanderthal, so that works...........

I feel so deprived, not being part of the airhead social network thing........woe is me.

22 posted on 09/23/2012 6:09:25 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: skr
Right, we have 2 phones. If we each get a smart phone they tack on an extra $30 a month EACH. NO THANKS.

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.

23 posted on 09/23/2012 6:10:08 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: CatherineofAragon

“I don’t like ‘em smartphones, neiver!

I heres ya ‘sides I’s saven fer one em thar VCR thangs.


24 posted on 09/23/2012 6:10:37 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: fireman15

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! ;^)


25 posted on 09/23/2012 6:11:11 PM PDT by Tuanedge
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To: Sooth2222

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.


26 posted on 09/23/2012 6:11:37 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: Venturer
When you get a phone, they run your credit. They are giving you a phone and selling you a two year plan. The phone is worth a couple hundred dollars.

Your credit report leads to all matter of info. including your race.

27 posted on 09/23/2012 6:12:38 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: spodefly

That is because we can’t afford them.


28 posted on 09/23/2012 6:14:21 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: spodefly

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.


29 posted on 09/23/2012 6:15:59 PM PDT by Will88
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To: spodefly

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!


30 posted on 09/23/2012 6:18:40 PM PDT by proxy_user
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To: spodefly
1. I didn't know it was an olympic event

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....

31 posted on 09/23/2012 6:18:46 PM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: spodefly
That's what free Obamaphones to Eric Holder's people gets ya.

As intended.

32 posted on 09/23/2012 6:19:04 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: spodefly

I’m white, 60 years old and can’t do without my smartphone.


34 posted on 09/23/2012 6:22:38 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: spodefly

Jus' give me my free lobster tails & steaks that I can resell for 1/2 price ca$h and I'm cool.

35 posted on 09/23/2012 6:24:34 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: spodefly

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.


36 posted on 09/23/2012 6:26:50 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: spodefly

Sometimes it seems like the whole country is walking around with their head down looking at a phone screen.

Except me.....


37 posted on 09/23/2012 6:28:43 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: spodefly

That’s because we’re racists, silly. Anybody can see that.


38 posted on 09/23/2012 6:28:45 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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Maybe they should call them dumbphones?

They are dumbphones, there is nothing smart about them. They don't do anything unless you input data into them. When phones can do something without the need of you physically inputting data, then you can call them smart.

Currently my 'smartphone' only is usefull as a PPD(Personnel Protection Device), in the event I need to throw it at someone. Costs too much money to get a new battery.
39 posted on 09/23/2012 6:28:49 PM PDT by PJBankard (I told my friends I was heading to Octermocty for the weekend. They replied... "Wear the fox hat")
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To: Tuanedge

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?


40 posted on 09/23/2012 6:29:11 PM PDT by sheana
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To: MestaMachine
I have had a teensy weensy Nokia Tracphone thing that cost about twelve bucks three years ago.

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.

41 posted on 09/23/2012 6:32:51 PM PDT by Will88
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To: spodefly

I don’t get email on my phone because guess what I actually have a computer.


42 posted on 09/23/2012 6:36:38 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: spodefly

If someone of the superior intellectual capacity of our pResident cannot fathom the iPhone, how could *I* hope to be able to use one.....


43 posted on 09/23/2012 6:36:51 PM PDT by mikrofon (NObama '12)
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To: The Duke
I was actually an early adopter of “smart phone” technology. I purchased my first, a Sprint PPC-6700 in late 2005. It has a 416 MHz processor, 128 megs of flash ROM, a mini-SD card slot, 1.3 megapixel camera which could also take video. It supports both 1xRTT and EVDO... something the original iPhone was not capable of.

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.

44 posted on 09/23/2012 6:37:37 PM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: spodefly

By disadvantaged whites you mean ones who work for a living and don’t have spare money nor time to have a super-phone?


45 posted on 09/23/2012 6:38:35 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again")
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To: sheana

Nope... Jimmy Buffet is rich

I’m just a bum with a mancave that sails


46 posted on 09/23/2012 6:38:45 PM PDT by Tuanedge
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To: sheana

Nope... Jimmy Buffet is rich

I’m just a bum with a mancave that sails


47 posted on 09/23/2012 6:38:49 PM PDT by Tuanedge
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To: MestaMachine

Tracphone here too. I take it with me when I leave the house but its off most of the time.


48 posted on 09/23/2012 6:39:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: fella

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


49 posted on 09/23/2012 6:42:20 PM PDT by Tuanedge
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To: spodefly

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.


50 posted on 09/23/2012 6:43:03 PM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter has more relevant&quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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