Device Ownership Over Time

As of September 2012, 78% of online teens ages 12-17 own a cell phone. 8 out of 10 teens own a desktop or laptop computer. 23% of teens have a tablet computer. For more detailed information, refer to our teens fact sheet.

Device Ownership by Teens Over Time

Cell phone Smartphone Desktop or laptop computer Tablet Game console Portable gaming device iPod/mp3 player A personal digital device like a Sidekick, Palm Pilot or BlackBerry
12/2004 45 75 7
11/2006 63 79 51 8
11/2007 71 59
2/2008 71 60 77 55 74
9/2009 75 69 80 51 79
7/2011 77 74
9/2012 78 37 80 23

Pew Research Center