Young adults and minorities are leading a revolution in how Americans use their cell phones, according to a new survey with important implications for education.

People ages 18 to 29 and minorities are more likely to use their cell phones as personal computers, digital music players, cameras, and more--a phenomenon that school leaders and content providers should consider when developing programs aimed at students and young staff members or parents.

"We've got everything on my phone," said Mark Madsen, a 24-year-old college student from Chattanooga, Tenn. "I use it mostly for the phone, but I also play video games and...

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