New studies and projects show that the smartphone can actually make children smarter. According to a study, American children now spend seven and half hours a day absorbing and creating media, which is as much time as they spend in school. Handheld and networked devices are used by them as tools for expression and connection, not just for passive absorption.
Children even multitask across screens to study eleven hours of content into those 7 and half hours. More of these activities are happening on smartphones that are equipped with audio, video, SMS, and hundreds of apps. Mobile adoption is happening faster worldwide than that of color TV half century ago. Mobile phone subscribers are expected to hit 5 billion during 2010.
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