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Feb252011

Addicted to Your Smartphone? One in Five Say 'Yes'

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- It doesn’t matter if it’s an iPhone or a BlackBerry, a new survey finds one in five smartphone owners are addicted to their high-tech toys.  The addiction is highest amongst iPhone owners, with 26 percent admitting being hooked.  The survey was conducted by Crowd Science, an online market research firm.

Additional findings from the smartphone survey:

  • People between the ages of 30 and 49 are the heaviest users of smartphone features, while respondents who are 50 years of age and older use fewer features, particularly text messaging, games and social media, and do so less frequently.
  • 58 percent of smartphone owners say they perform local and map-based activities at least once a week, while 25 percent say they do so less than once a month.  Eleven percent indicate they never do so.
  • 89 percent of smartphone owners believe it’s taboo to break up with someone via text message.
  • If their smartphone fell in a public toilet, 57 percent of respondents would fish it out.  Agreement was highest among iPhone owners, at 65 percent, compared with 49 percent for BlackBerry owners.


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