With phones getting better and better cameras it’s no great surprise to see this BBC news story into a study on mobile phone use. It found that 44% of people already use their phone as their main camera. It also points out some interesting facts on MP3 players – 67% of those surveyed said they expected their phone to replace their MP3 player.
The survey, conducted by Nokia, gave quite different results depending on the country. 89% of American respondents stated that they would still use two separate devices for photos and calls, although this is maybe a reflection on the camera phones being less prolific in the USA. Mobile phones are taking on many roles – 72% of those questioned said that the phone is used as an alarm clock, so you can see why I’m still wanting a much better alarm clock built into the Smartphone OS – at the moment it’s not a patch on the Pocket PC version. I’d love to be able to set my Smartphone to wake me up at 7AM on Monday – Friday without having to fiddle around with the calendar but it’s just not possible out of the box.
Link – BBC News