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“100%” American mobile phone saturation by 2013

We’ve come a long way now, haven’t we folks? It seems like just yesterday that Zack Morris’ bag phone seemed like the consumer equivalent of a Superbowl Trophy for the Seattle Seahawks…no longer. Mobile phones are just about everywhere, with an estimated 84% of Americans in possession of a cell by the end of 2007. That’s not all, though…SNL Kagan, a relatively reputable financial analysis firm, seems to think that by the year 2013 mobile phone saturation will have hit the magic number of 100% Please note, however, that this 100% is simply referring to the number of devices being equal to the number of current citizens. Many people have multiple lines/accounts/devices, so it doesn’t necessarily mean that every American will have a cell phone. That noted, it’s still a pretty darn high number, and goes to show how deeply ingrained the little buggers have become.

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Born with a cell phone in one hand and a tablet in the other, Josh Karp has followed his love of technology through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eight years of experience covering the wireless industry.