A Gazelle survey that polled CES attendees to reveal connections between mobile phone ownership and optimism.
The study showed that iPhone and iPad owners tend to expect the best, are optimistic and enjoy friendships. Android tablet owners are more optimistic than Android phone users. BlackBerry users are bleak and zero per cent expect the best. This gives RIM something to worry about. That's something an update to OS 7.1 can't fix...
Here's what Gazelle found:
iPhone and iPad users are optimistic, calm and also social:
- In uncertain times, 29% of iPhone users and 60% of iPad users expect the best.
- 52% of iPhone users and 58% of iPad users are always optimistic about their future.
- 25% of iPhone users and 26% of iPad users don't get upset too easily.
- 65% of iPhone users and 52% of iPad users enjoy their friends a lot.
Android users are generally optimistic and active:
- 28% of Android smartphone users and 36% of Android tablet users are always optimistic about their future.
- 48% of Android smartphone users and 64% of Android tablet users think it's important to keep busy.
- 31% of Android smartphone users and 55% of Android tablet users often expect more good things to happen than bad.
- 18% of Android smartphone users and 27% of Android tablet users don't get upset too easily.
BlackBerry users are pessimistic and uneasy about their future:
- 33% of BlackBerry users believe if something can go wrong for them, it will.
- 33% of BlackBerry users rarely count on good things happening to them.
- 16% of BlackBerry users hardly ever expect things to go their way.
- 0% of BlackBerry users usually expect the best.
"Who knew that Apple users had such a promising outlook on life, while BlackBerry owners hardly expect things to go their way?" said Israel Ganot, co-founder and CEO of Gazelle. "Our survey aimed to celebrate the passion many at CES have for their gadgets and the latest and greatest trends in consumer electronics. One of the reasons for the rapid growth of the reCommerce industry is that many have recognized the value possessed by used electronics and the lucrative benefits of trading in one's gadgets for cash."