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Smartphone Personality Test: Can You Judge Me Now?
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10/29/2014 | 12:42:11 PM
Re: Meh

I agree I get the phone that comes free with my plan so I may skew the results of the study significantly! While the research may be true of iPhone users it doesn't mean users of other phones don't have the same attributes.

Shane M. O'Neill
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10/28/2014 | 3:30:07 PM
Here's to the flip phone users
The personality traits of Android users listed here are interesting and ring true I think: conscientious, introverted, creative, and perhaps not so affable (those HTC-using grouches). Android is still seen as a bit rebellious because its users have shunned that mainstream monster, Apple. They're ok with not being in the cool crowd.

And while Android users may not care as much what people think of them, nobody cares less than flip phone users (thanks Jeff for including this proud and defiant demographic). They really really don't care what people think ... about anything. They've never been impressed with the Internet or mobile phones and are totally fine watching consumer tech innovation whiz by. Pretty sure you had to be born before 1950 to be in this group. But at least they can still hang up on someone with authority. "And stay the hell off my lawn!" Snap!

 
Laurianne
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10/28/2014 | 2:30:56 PM
Flip phones
I can't convince either of my parents to carry even the cheapest iPhone. They insist on cheaper flip phones. Sadly there is no social shaming in their peer group on this matter...by the way, love the throwback phone to close this out, Jeff.
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10/28/2014 | 1:28:35 PM
Re: Another phone test, though not so fun.
But then Apple changed their connector, rendering all those dock devices obsolete (no, that adapter isn't really a fix).
Lorna Garey
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10/28/2014 | 11:11:45 AM
Re: Another phone test, though not so fun.
I held on to my BlackBerry long past the point where people at Interop gave me looks of pity. But at some point, it was all just too stressful.
D. Henschen
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10/28/2014 | 10:00:11 AM
Another phone test, though not so fun.
Fun phone test, Jeff. I was looking to see if you listed Blackberry Z10, which does not have a physical keyboard and was their last stab at catching up with the rest of the smartphone market before they cratered and headed into their current incarnation.

I have this phone only because it was a give-away to all at the Z10 launch event in NY -- was that two years ago already? It was better than the company-issue Blackberry Torch I had at the time, so I had the company provision it BYOD style. It's still kicking, and it's more than enough phone for checking email, casual Web browsing and limited use of apps. I even love the virtual keyboard that suggests entire words as you type. I can write complete sentences with a handful of taps and swipes.

This Z10 recently passed a different kind of test when it fell out of my bag at Newark Airport on my way out to San Francisco. I made do with Skype while on that trip, and upon my return I checked at the United Airlines lost-and-found desk at Newark and, sure enough, they had my phone. What are the odds an iPhone would have shown up in the lost and found? Even a 4s would have been gone in a hearbeat. Sometimes it pays to have an offbeat, unpopular product.

Style: Thrifty.

Main Attraction: Free.

What it says about you: Your retirement and your kid's college education are both well funded. 


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