Who are the pessimistic ones?

Posted: January 28, 2012 in Uncategorized

All right, let’s stir the pot a bit… 🙂

Survey Finds Apple & Android Users Have Positive Outlook On Life – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – -Author: Serge Novikov (news@mobile-review.com) Source: Gazelle Translation by: Paul Smith (paul.smith@mobile-review.com) – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Mobile usage surverys are usually concerned with how customers are accessing data or how many minutes of call time they’re using and so on. However, Gazelle, a consumer electronics recycler and reseller, conducted a somewhat unorthodox survey at the recent CES event in the Nevada desert. The survey tries to establish a link between the mobile device of choice for a user and that user’s outlook on life in general. It’s certainly not a scientific survey, but even so let’s take a look at the results.

Of the iPhone and iPad users surveyed 52% and 58% respectively said they were always optimistic about the future. The same statement was supported by 28% of Android phone users and 36% of Android tablet users. 29% of iPhone users and 60% of iPad users expect the best in ‘uncertain times’ whilst 31% of Android phone users and 55% of Android tablet users agreed. 25% of iPhone users and 26% of iPad users weren’t easily upset and the same was true for 18% of Android phone users and 27% of Android tablet users.

Now if you are thinking that I’m setting this up to be an Apple vs Android thing you’re wrong. Those figures above show those users who were basically the happiest and most positive. Now we come to the pessimistic side of things … BlackBerry. 33% of BlackBerry users surveyed thought that if something could go wrong for them then it would. 16% of BlackBerry users actually said they rarely expected things to work out for them and 33% didn’t hold much hope for good things to happen to them personally. Perhaps most shocking of all though was the 0% of BlackBerry users who expected the best in a situation. So whilst Apple and Android users had relatively high scores for being positive and having a sunny outlook BlackBerry users appeared to believe that the world was set against them. Does this survey actually mean anything? Well as I said before it’s hardly adhering to a rigorous scientific approach, but even so the results are interesting, if for no other reason than to suggest that shit products attract a shitty disposition.

Interesting, but I can’t agree with the concluding line. The reason they have such a terrible outlook is not as a result of being attracted to the products but because of using them. 😉


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