According to a new report, one quarter of all Americans say they get some form of news via cell phone today ÔÇô that's 33 percent of mobile users, according to the recently released report, Understanding the Participatory News Consumer (authored by the Pew Internet & American Life Project). For these consumers, it makes sense to have a device that meets their news needs quickly.
Thanks to Verizon Wireless' ongoing focus of offering consumers dynamic devices on the biggest and most reliable wireless network, news is only an application away. Here are some examples available on the new Palm Pre Plus (available for $149.99 on a two-year contract after a $100 mail-in rebate):
1) Weather ÔÇô of the 33 percent of mobile users accessing news, 26 percent are checking out weather
The Weather Channel application gives customers instant access to accurate and local weather details, including interactive radar and satellite maps, current conditions, and hourly forecasts
2) News ÔÇô 25 percent of the 33 percent are keeping up on news and current events
With more than 1,000 local trusted news sources, AP Mobile is the most comprehensive free news app, giving customers news, rich photo galleries and videos.
Customers looking for more than just traditional news, including gossip, gadgets, sports and fan sites, can purchase NewsRoom for just $4.99.
3) Sports - 16 percent of those mobile users are accessing sports scores and stories
?À Available for $4.99, FOX Sports Ultimate features live play by play, breaking news, scores and stats.