Apple = ambition, BlackBerry = bucks, Android = alcohol

Apple = ambition, BlackBerry = bucks, Android = alcoholIf there’s one thing that really gets my furging goat, it’s star signs and the notion that only 12 different lives are being led at any one time. Heck, 12 million ain’t even close enough you utter, utter morons.

With that notion in mind, let’s see what your smartphone says about you, yay! Here we have three possibilities: one for iPhone users, one for BlackBerry, and one for Android. Er, sorry Windows Phone users.

The nonsense survey results are brought to us by TalkTalk, with 2,000 smartphone users polled about this and that.

They suggest that iPhone users tend to rate themselves the most attractive (oh stop; I’m a 9/10 at best), are the most well-travelled (actually, that’s right enough for me), and spend the most on clothes (nah, I’m still wearing stuff from 2009).

As for BlackBerry users, you’re the biggest earners, make the most calls and send the most texts, drink the most tea and coffee, and are more likely to be in a long-term relationship.

Android, finally, tends to denote creativity, politeness and, er, alcoholism, supposedly.

Writing on the TalkTalk blog, some guy says: “We use mobile phones so much in our everyday lives that it was inevitable that our phones would one day start becoming an extension of our personalities.

“It’s interesting seeing how someone’s choice in handset can reflect different aspects of their personalities and reveal quirky characteristics.

“Nowadays a mobile phone isn’t just used for simple calling and texting but for apps, picture messaging, gaming, video chat and arguably these are all insights to our personality.”

Better still, TalkTalk has teamed up with Derek Acorah for phone-based “readings”. Wait; isn’t he the guy who channeled Michael Jackson?

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tapi  Aug. 3, 2013 at 17:27

Think to an extent it's fair to say that the things you buy reflect your personality - home, car, phone etc all appeal to you based on your way of thinking.
Danger, as always, is to reinforce stereotypes - iphone users "think themselves most attractive", "spend most on clothes and grooming", "believe their boss values them highly" strongly enforces my own prejudice but I know enough to steer away from calling all iPhone users superficial and deluded :-)

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 3, 2013 at 19:53

Think to an extent it's fair to say that the things you buy reflect your personality - home, car, phone etc all appeal to you based on your way of thinking.
Danger, as always, is to reinforce stereotypes - iphone users "think themselves most attractive", "spend most on clothes and grooming", "believe their boss values them highly" strongly enforces my own prejudice but I know enough to steer away from calling all iPhone users superficial and deluded :-)


I knew a statistics professor who had an impressive "party" trick - well, lecture hall trick:
He'd ask random students where their mother was last on holidays, what the last movie or book was that she enjoyed, and what daily paper she bought (if any). He would then 'guess' her job - or if she was a 'housewife'... And he got it right 9 out of 10 times.

And there IS a difference between Android fans and Apple fans. Etc... but I'm talking 'fans' here; not the vast majority who buy what the sales clerk suggests...

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