The number of mobile devices in France has risen sharply in the past year. But some mobile innovations aren’t catching on, according to Deloitte’s “Etude sur les usages mobiles 2014. Focus sur le marché français,” conducted by Ipsos. In France, researchers polled 2,000 internet users ages 18 and older in June 2014—part of a global survey of 37,000 respondents in 22 countries. The study found that more than 60% of those polled had a smartphone, and 46% had a tablet. All told, respondents in France had access to 2.86 mobile devices, on average—including smartphones, feature phones, tablets, ereaders and netbooks. As in other relatively advanced markets, mobile phone owners in France tend to see that device as a constant companion. Six in 10 respondents said they looked at their phone within an hour of waking up. Yet mobile behavior remains quite conservative in many respects. Just 12% of mobile phone owners said they had used them to instant message in the past week. Most employed their phones chiefly for voice calls and SMS texts. And despite the high level of smartphone ownership, only 11% of the sample had a 4G-compatible phone. Many respondents were put off by the high costs of both 4G handsets and data plans. Get the full story at eMarketer