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Study finds smartphone use prevalent among executives

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New York—Among corporate executives smartphones trail only laptop computers in prevalence, according to a survey of executives released by Forbes Insights in association with Google. The survey, "The Untethered Executive: Business Information in the Age of Mobility," found that 82% of C-level and senior executives use a smartphone and 87% use laptops. Just 75% use desktop PCs.

The executives expect their smartphone usage to increase. Just 12% of respondents said their smartphone is their most frequently used device, but 46% expect to be using either a smartphone or Web-enabled tablet device most often within three years.

For the report, Forbes Insights interviewed 306 C-level and senior executives at U.S. companies with more than $500 million in annual revenue. The study is available at www.forbes.com/forbesinsights.

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