Twitter and other social services like Facebook that allow people to update their status still lack clout on wireless devices. Only 10% of the 59% of adult Americans who go online wirelessly have used their mobile phone or wireless laptop to access a status update service, according to a study released Wednesday by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

While the percentage who access status update apps via a wireless device remains relatively low, the study reveals that adults tap into technology to do a variety of other tasks. Fifty-four percent have used their mobile device to send someone a photo or video, 23% have accessed a social networking site, 20% watched a video, and 15% posted a photo or a video online. A smaller number 11% admit to purchasing at least one product using their mobile phone, and 11% say they made a charitable donation through a text message.

Adult Mobile Internet and eCommerce

As cell phones achieve something approaching ubiquity, growing numbers of U.S. adults are using mobile devices to access the Internet, according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project. which recently released its "Mobile Access 2010" report based on survey performed in May.

Specifically, Pew found that 38% of U.S. adults who own a mobile device use it to access the Internet up from 25% in April 2009.

This represents substantial penetration of the U.S. population overall, as Pew revealed that 82% of the U.S. adult population owns a mobile device. Crunching the numbers, that means that slightly over 31% of all U.S. adults are using a mobile device to access the Internet in 2010.

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