A new report has suggested that the typical smartphone owner is using 89 per cent more data each month than a year ago, wireless communication device manufacturers may be interested to learn.
Research firm Nielsen found that the amount of data used each month rose to 435 megabytes (MB) in the first quarter of 2011.
This is compared to 230MB during the same period in 2010.
Furthermore, the report revealed that monthly data usage among the top ten per cent of smartphone data users rose 109 per cent over the past year, with the top one per cent rocketing 155 per cent.
This news comes shortly after research which found that growth in the volume of text messaging in the US is slowing sharply.
CTIA, a wireless industry trade group, found that US cell phone users sent and received more than one trillion texts in the second half of 2010.
This is an 8.7 per cent increase from the prior six months.