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USB, Bluetooth Hugely Popular With Consumers, Researcher Reports

Industry researcher In-Stat reported Monday that "USB is the most popular and most used interface among users on both home and business PCs, while Bluetooth is proving highly popular on cell phones."

“For home use, USB flash drives were the most popular USB application, followed by printers and digital still cameras,” said Brian O’Rourke, In-Stat analyst, in a statement.

“For Bluetooth, 34% of respondents use the interface to connect their mobile phones to home PCs. Mouse/keyboards and PDA/handheld PCs were commonly connected via Bluetooth as well.”

Recent research by In-Stat also found the following:

  • USB is the most-used digital interface in home and work PCs, followed by 1394, Bluetooth, DVI and HDMI.
  • Well over half of respondents own a mobile phone with Bluetooth technology; with nearly 60% of them using it to connect a Bluetooth headset.
  • Over 25% of respondents with HDMI ports on their PC said they used HDMI to connect their PC to their Digital television (DTV).

If you want more of the study results than this, In-Stat will be happy to sell you a copy for $1,995, which might be cheap if you're in the business.

David Coursey tweets as @techinciter.

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