Sure Signs of Smartphone Addiction
OK, we get it: you really, really love your smartphone. But is your affection for the device out of control? Smartphones are increasingly ubiquitous; during the fourth quarter of 2010, a staggering 100.9 million of the mobile wonders shippedfar more than the 92.1 million PC units that shipped over the same time period, according to one industry estimate. But the numbers don't tell the entire storythe one that describes how these phones are beginning to dominate our lives. A notable portion of smart-phone users cop to some form of addiction to these tech toys, according to a recent survey from Crowd Science's JustAsk! program. Whether texting, mapping or even using the phone for talking, many consumers are finding it difficult to consider existence without one. How deep is their love? Deep enough that they’d to great lengths to retrieve a misplaced deviceeven if they drop it in a public toilet. More than 800 people took part in the survey. For more information about the report, click here.