Turns out that over 37% of smartphone users use their phone to read the news. This is compared to 4% of users using traditional cellphones. This is all according to a Pew Research Center for the People and the Press report published last week. I am not all that surprised but it is nice to be able to confirm what I always suspected. RSS newsreaders such as Viigo, FreeRange, & Newsgator have simplified the process of reading news on your phone. Other smartphone manufacturers are also capitalizing on bringing news to your device and are doing quite a good job.
What truly struck home with me was that the report showed that 31% of smartphone users said they check the news multiple times a day from their phones. I am glad to see that I am not alone… Its like a newspaper that constantly updates itself.
Check out the full Pew report at this link but I am warning you it is a very long PDF.
via Information Week