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Unformatted text preview: owners, but still quite popular considering 46%
report doing so at least sometimes. Age trends for playing games replicate earlier
findings about video games at large, 39 and are fairly similar to those for playing music,
with younger teen cell phone owners (61% of 12 -13 year -olds) being more likely to do
this than older teens (42% of 14 -17 year -olds). Equal portions of boys and girls play
games on a handset. Relatively few teen cell phone owners (11% total) report using their cell phone to make
purchases, such as books, music, or clothing. In fact, 73% report that their cell phone
does not support this functionality. In contrast, nearly half (48%) say they use the
internet to make purchases. 40 Responses from the focus groups indicate that when
purchases are made through the cell phone, they tend to be for downloading ringtones,
games, and music. NOTES
29 T his 72% of teens who text figure is slightly different than previous “ teens who text ” numbers that we have released. The difference lies in the question wording....
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