"I love my cigar, too, but I take it out of my mouth once in a while." - Groucho Marx
Chances are if you're reading this, you're pretty passionate about phones. There's also a good shot that you're sitting in your underwear, eating cold Chinese food, but that's neither here nor there.
But there can be too much of a good thing, as evidenced by a recent survey of "workplace professionals." [via]
Apparently 87 percent of you take your, er, devices into the bedroom, according to the findings by Sheraton Hotels & Resorts. (Yes, insert your own "I leave it on vibrate" joke here, filthy reader. And for our money, we're betting it's mostly CrackBerries.)
In a potentially related finding, more than one-third of folks surveyed (35%) say if forced to choose, they’d pick their PDA over their spouse!
So to help you make your decision, we've worked up a handy questionnaire to help with your decision. Click through for more. (And for the record, tonight was General Tso's Chicken.)
Your significant other uses:
- A Windows Mobile phone (+10)
- A CrackBerry (+5)
- A Palm OS device (+3 for a Centro, - 3 for a Treo 680 or older)
- An iPhone (0)
- A Motorola RAZR (-10)
Your S.O.'s wireless plan includes
- Everything unlimited (+10)
- Unlimited nights/weekends, 200 texts, "unlimited data" (+5)
- Plenty of minutes and texts, but just 5 megs of data (+3)
- Bare bones minutes & data, pay-per-text (0, but they're probably smarter than you think)
- No data (-10)
Your S.O.'s mobile browser of choice
- Skyfire (+10)
- Safari (+10 - So sue us. It's good.)
- Opera Mobile 9.5 beta (+7, but add +3 if the device actually has the muscle to run it well)
- Opera Mobile 8.65 (+5)
- Blazer (+3)
- Pocket IE (0)
For music, your S.O. uses
- Kinoma Play/Kinoma Player 4 EX (+10)
- iPhone's music player (+7 - if only it would stream podcasts)
- Pocket Tunes Deluxe (+5)
- CorePlayer (+3)
- Windows Media Player (+1 - it gets the job done)
Bonus question: ARPU stands for
- Average Revenue Per User (+20)
- All Right, Pay Up (-20)
- 50 to 60 - They're a keeper. And probably as big a nerd as you. And that's a good thing.
- 30 to 50 - There's potential, but you have some work to do.
- 10 to 30 - Outlook not so good.
- 0 to 10 - You're better off with your phone in bed.
This Windows Mobile user/writer is in the midst of celebrating his fourth anniversary with his Palm OS, Treo-using wife, and he bought her a new iPod Touch for an anniversary present. Do the math on that one. And, it's laying on the nightstand.