April 26, 2011 at 2:35 PM ET
Smartphone users are obsessive when it comes to their devices and have absolutely no qualms about using their phones while in the bathroom, a recent survey reveals.
TechCrunch reports that the survey was commissioned by Google and focused specifically on smartphone users. It reveals a great deal about their favorite obsession — and just how far they sometimes take it.
For example, it discovered that 39 percent admitted they took their smartphones into the bathroom at some point. To myself and my gadget-obsessed peers that number almost seems low, but we have to keep in mind that the study surveyed 5,013 adult smartphone users.
About 72 percent of the individuals surveyed revealed that they often use their phones while consuming other media — meaning that they're fiddling around on those devices while watching TV or similar — and 45 percent used their phones "manage and plan activities, such as for dinner plans, travel arrangements and finances."
Guess this ol' Windows Phone 7 commercial was onto something when it comes to smartphone obsessions:
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