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Rich smartphone users don't play games, don't tweet

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Rich smartphone users don't play games, don't tweet
Reverse-engineering the smartphone habits of rich people might get us to being wealthy or it might not, but in either case the findings of a study show that rich people tend not to play games, not to tweet, but instead go and download news, travel or financial applications.

This is the conclusion The Luxury Institute arrived at after studying app usage among customers with income of $150,000 or more a year. Coincidentally, those users tend to be older, with a mean age of 52.

"As you get older and have family and significant others, aging parents, and a lot more assets and investments, you're going to need apps for far more relevant things than playing games and chatting with your peers," said Milton Pedraza, CEO of The Luxury Institute.

As obvious as it sounds, this directly contradicts typical usage patterns as per studies conducted by Nielsen over the general smartphone user where games and social apps dominate. 

The rich still play Angry Birds and get on Facebook, but apart from bird flicking, there’s little else of gaming titles that ends up on their devices.

The distribution of devices among the wealthy people was the following: 45% of them had an iPhone, 35% opted for Android and 15% chose a BlackBerry. There’s also a recent surge in iPhone ownership, probably due to the launch of the iPhone 4S.

source: Reuters

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posted on 02 Apr 2012, 10:11 3

1. JSern (Posts: 282; Member since: 22 May 2011)


Like a sir?

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 17:08 2

9. itiswhatitis (Posts: 421; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


Tip to get rich->Start downloading financial applications,more you have=more money in the bank;)

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 10:31 9

2. HGMIV (Posts: 52; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Well of course they don't play games. They actually have lives and jobs that require them to do things other than to sit around all day and play Miecraft on their phone like me.

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 10:33 6

3. downphoenix (Posts: 2300; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Reason they like Angry Birds is because they wish they could fling poor people out of giant slingshots, so they just pretend they are poor people instead of birds.

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 19:28 1

10. MoonlitTear (Posts: 35; Member since: 09 Jun 2008)


That is funny. Not sure why you have 6 dislikes. Clearly it was said in jest. Oh well. I found it amusing.

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 10:56 1

4. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


And the other 5% have a slew of workers actually performing such tasks 24/7. "Facebook? No I have a personal courier who relays messages for me."

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 11:08 8

5. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


I always wondered why I had no interest in Twitter or games on my phone...

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 21:14

12. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


This guy...

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 11:20 5

6. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


They need more relevant apps to help further along their plans to spread misery to the lower classes and turn the whole world into Foxconn...
Most own iPhones...that says it all.

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 12:07 2

7. Owlet (Posts: 446; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


I believe it. I don't do facebook, twitter and birds. I always wondered too... I actually never even tried those birds even for a few minutes.

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 13:53 5

8. bbblader (Posts: 579; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


rich smartphone users don't play games,don't tweet => logic => logic => rich people don't have a use for iphone and ipad

posted on 02 Apr 2012, 19:39 1

11. cellphonejunky (Posts: 14; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


rich people 9 times out of 10 have jobs that require them to work more hours than your basic 9-5, don't forget that salary, in the company's eyes, means you are EXPECTED to work more than 40, when you spend most your life at work, and also at an age average 52, why would you use facebook whose primary ideal demograph is aged between 12 to 30 (even 30 is a bit of a stretch), same goes for twitter.

In regards to Angry Birds I'd bet my paycheck on the fact that they most likely play it when they're on the john.

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 06:17 1

13. nightmare (Posts: 28; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)


victor h the i-ass kisser

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