Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
What teens want this season? Mobile phones
Posted on 19-Dec-2003 09:27 | Filed under: News


What teens want this season? Mobile phones
In a survey conducted for Cingular Wireless, wireless phones edged out computers, software and accessories as the top electronic gadget on the holiday wish list among teens aged 13 to 17. Only two years ago, wireless phones were number three – behind video game systems and DVD players.

“There’s no surprise that teens have embraced wireless technology,” said David Garver, Executive Director of Marketing at Cingular Wireless. “Not only do wireless phones provide the best way to stay in touch, many models of phones also serve as cameras, MP3 players and messaging devices.”

Among the top gadgets desired by teens in 2003 (in order):
  • Wireless phone and service plan
  • PC, software and accessories
  • Stereo, CD player and accessories
  • DVD player
  • Video game system or accessories
  • Digital camera

    Among teens who ranked wireless products in the top five most-desired gifts, nearly half (46 percent) said they wanted a wireless phone to “keep in touch with friends and family.” That’s a significant increase over 2001, when only 33 percent said they wanted wireless to keep in touch.

    Safety concerns have become more important for wanting wireless. Teens often expressed that they wanted a wireless device “just in case/for emergencies” (23 percent), or for “safety reasons” (7 percent), both mentioned significantly more often than in 2001 (13 percent and 3 percent respectively).

    However, teens say they’re less concerned with the “coolness” factor of wireless phones. “It’s cool/Can show off” dropped to 7 percent as a reason to want a wireless device as a gift, down from 13 percent in 2001. Wireless data is hot

    Although voice is still king among teen users, wireless internet service is the most desired feature among teens – a finding that mirrored the 2001 survey. This year’s survey also finds that specialty ringtones and SMS messaging are more desirable than in 2001.









  • Twitter and LinkedIn »



    Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



    Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



    Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



    Trending now »

    Hot discussions in our forums right now:

    Cell Tower Abandoned or Neglected?
    Created by kiwirock, last reply by funnyfela on 22-Oct-2019 23:29 (20 replies)
    Pages... 2


    Jesse Mulligan says Three 'could close down entire station'
    Created by JaseNZ, last reply by quickymart on 22-Oct-2019 19:21 (112 replies)
    Pages... 6 7 8


    SkyCity conference centre a gone burger.
    Created by JaseNZ, last reply by hio77 on 22-Oct-2019 23:31 (12 replies)

    Genesis Energy, long gap in power shouts
    Created by rugrat, last reply by Hammerer on 22-Oct-2019 13:54 (22 replies)
    Pages... 2


    Latency issue to Aus
    Created by kamicrazy, last reply by NickMack on 21-Oct-2019 11:52 (33 replies)
    Pages... 2 3


    NZ Cricket to Spark Sport
    Created by JPNZ, last reply by Apsattv on 22-Oct-2019 18:42 (142 replies)
    Pages... 8 9 10


    SKY announce Rugby rights to 2025
    Created by JPNZ, last reply by compost on 22-Oct-2019 22:05 (83 replies)
    Pages... 4 5 6


    Direct network connection from T2100 only 100mps?
    Created by RustyViewer, last reply by RustyViewer on 22-Oct-2019 21:07 (9 replies)