You can lead an American to a smartphone but you can't....

We Americans are pretty dumb when it comes to using our smartphones.

Sybase 365 conducted a survey of mobile users recently.  US mobile phone users rank near the bottom in terms of use of smartphone services.  Less than 1 in 3 even use text messaging or IM.  Less than 15% use more advanced smartphone features.  (This is why I'm working on a solution to “make location easy” for any phone in the U.S., developers.)

The Chinese really do know how to use those features. David Needle, West Coast bureau chief at InternetNews.com, offers a great summary of the Sybase study.  Ask yourself, are you a Socialite?  Enthusiast?  A Techie?  A Sophisticate?  A Researcher or a Recluse?

http://www.enterprisemobiletoday.com/news/article.php/3880301/Smartphone-Proficiency-Ouch-US-Near-the-Bottom.htm

We don't see a category for the Over-Caffeinated Weary.  Waiting for Walt Mossberg to step up and lead us.