Two free-of-charge studies hit the web recently. The first, from Pew Internet, covers smartphone ownership. In it, Pew finds that over 1/3 of adult Americans own a smartphone, with particularly high levels of ownership in demographics such as well-educated, non-white, and 45 years-old or younger. Meanwhile, of those who own smartphones, 68% access the Internet or email on their phones on a daily basis.
The other study is from our old friends at the FCC and concerns the current state of wireless competition. While the report comes to no conclusion as to whether or not there is not enough or too much competition, it contains valuable information about the wireless industry as a whole, including smartphone penetration, the cost of voice minutes, and the number of smartphone apps. Also, lots of charts.
For more, see http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/Smartphones.aspx
Also, http://www.fiercewireless.com/special-reports/us-wireless-industry-10-quick-charts?utm_source=FierceWireless-homepage-slideshow links to FCC