Mobile Internet Use Surges To 59% Of Adults

According to the latest Pew study, 59% of all American adults are accessing the Internet and Web applications wirelessly, up from 51% a year ago.

My father, age 62, recently bought his first smartphone. He dumped the feature phone he'd been using the last two years and went with an HTC Droid Incredible on Verizon Wireless' network. He's but one more addition to the growing population of smartphone users who are frequently accessing data and applications from their devices wirelessly.