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Thumb: Most discussed Christmas gifts are the Samsung Galaxy S III, Apple iPhone and Apple iPad

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Thumb: Most discussed Christmas gifts are the Samsung Galaxy S III, Apple iPhone and Apple iPad
If you need the answer to a question, or an opinion, Thumb is the app that can get it for you. Promoting that it can get 50 to 100 responses in just a few minutes, 12 million people have signed up since the June 2012 launch. The average user spends 5 hours a month using the app. So with quite a varied number of opinions, Thumb took the first 250,000 and found that when it comes to holiday shopping this year, the top three products mentioned are, in no particular order, the Samsung Galaxy S III, the Apple iPhone and the Apple iPad. Of the top three brands mentioned, Apple was included along with Walmart and Victoria's Secret.

Thumb also mentioned that 21% of the opinions on the app were related to Christmas. Users were 14 times more likely to ask an opinion on a gift for a boyfriend/husband as opposed to a girlfriend/wife. Not surprisingly, Woman asked 40% more questions about holiday shopping than did men. And perhaps just a little bit surprising, the 13 to 17 year-olds led the way by asking 46% of the holiday shopping questions with the next largest group, 18-24, responsible for 24% of such questions.

Thumb allows those responding to a question to choose from thumbs up, thumbs down or neutral. Comments are limited to a Twitter-esque 140 characters, and only the person who posed the question can see the comments. You can download the app free from the App Store or Google Play Store.

source: Thumb (1), (2), TheNextWeb via AndroidAuthority



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posted on 23 Dec 2012, 15:26 10

1. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


3 absolutely excellent devices

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 20:37 2

38. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I only counted two.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 22:44 9

45. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6623; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Yeah I know. GS3 and iPad. Two wonderful devices.

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 04:15 2

48. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


I counted 3, I'm a lover of both platforms. I own the gnote2 and ipad3 both rock, and I sold my ip5 to get the note2...I don't play the fanboy game, I'm a true techie.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 15:29 18

2. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


I'll save my Apple love for a second and say that the Galaxy S III being one of the most discussed products is a pretty big deal. Think about it, the general public can rarely identify an Android device beyond calling it a "Droid." And the only reason they got that far was because of Verizon (before that, it was a Google Phone). Samsung and other companies for that matter have to continue to not just offer another Android phone, but create a brand out of their smartphones. Apple has it easy because all of their phones are iPhones. The name is iconic. Samsung seems to be finally doing the same thing.

Now for my Apple love...good to see two incredible Apple products on the list of three. Next year is going to be big though. Unless Apple does something just as incredible as the original iPhone or the iPhone 4, I feel like we will see less Apple on these most wanted lists. iOS is probably more important than the next iPhone.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 16:07 3

4. networkdood (Posts: 5518; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I am down with less APPLE...lol

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 20:25 1

37. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5639; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


127$ special price for IPHONE 5 while SG III is 98$ 2yr contract. who can't beat a 98$ 2yr for the #1 phone in the market

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 16:26 2

5. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


Well said post jeff

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 16:54 6

9. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Spot on.
The significance of the Galaxy S3 can't be overstated - it is the first non iPhone phone to create an impact of similar magnitude.
It's an icon that finally broke the magic spell Apple had on consumers.

That's why it was chosen the phone of the year in almost every relevant poll

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 17:10 4

12. jroc74 (Posts: 3978; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Like the views from both sides. Kudos.

Yea....Verizon caused everybody who didnt really know to call an Android phone a Droid. It was and is great marketing.

Samsung has always been up there as being a leader in features and innovations. Motorola is trying to take a page from Samsung with the RAZR line. Still like Moto phones the best tho. But Samsung is doing big things.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 18:31 3

23. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6623; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I always look forward to your posts. Unbiased, honest, and always on topic.

+1

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 21:59

40. androidisbaws (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


Apple fanboy...

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 07:46 3

49. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


But you see there is a big difference. It's very true that I love Apple, but ultimately, I love technology. My love for Apple can change if they stop creating products that work for me. But my love for technology will never change. It's kind of like my politics. I call myself a liberal but not a Democrat. What it means to be a Democrat (or Republican for that matter) can change over time, but the definition of being a liberal will stay the same.

I don't hate Android or Samsung just because I love Apple. And Apple has never been above my criticism. Apple makes products that works for me, but that doesn't mean you're a bad person because Android works for you. If we cannot honestly discuss the strengths and weaknesses in our gadgets and tech companies then there is no reason to talk at all...

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 17:23 1

53. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


Dude can't even begin to think on your level man, that's y all he could muster up is apple fanboy.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 22:36 2

44. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6623; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Jeff 4 staff member.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 16:07

3. networkdood (Posts: 5518; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Discussed, does not mean all positive for APPLE

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 16:29 2

6. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


Its obvious Jeff doesnt wanna b concerned with your negativity

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 17:31 2

16. PotDragon (banned) (Posts: 214; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)


Who cares what Jeff is concerned with? He is a fool. The Droid was indeed called a Droid, not just in marketing. That was the actual device name. Hence the Droid 2.

46% of the respondents are 13-17. Not only is this app completely ridiculous, the results are totally meaningless. Who gives a crap what a bunch of 15 year olds think or what some dumb broad thinks a bunch of children reccomend she should get her man for Christmas?

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 17:55 2

19. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


Who cares what u think? And jeff isnt a fool, the man makes some of the best points ive read

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 07:52 2

51. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


So you call me a fool although I don't remember ever having an actual conversation with you. You may not like my post (which I thought was a big high five to Samsung), but personal attacks just make you look immature.

Droids were called Droids because that was their names...true. But when I worked for AT&T, people came in wondering if we had Droids. Ask people who worked for T-Mobile and Sprint and they will tell you the same thing. People referenced Droid because Verizon, not Motorola, not Samsung, not Google, came up with a brand to sell. And it was the best thing to happen to Android because it was the first time people could reference this new smartphone OS.

Now you may not give a crap about the respondents, but people who want to see the Galaxy S III succeed do care. The more phones sold, the more likely you keep getting more in that line.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 16:42

7. jroc74 (Posts: 3978; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I see that amazing Nokia phone with that amazing camera isnt in the discussion....interesting.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 16:48

8. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


Wow what a petty little kid you are, shall I stoop to your level and say the same about your beloved projector phone........

Those 3 devices are 3 of the biggest, all good in there own ways.

Be more relevant next time

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 16:57 4

10. jroc74 (Posts: 3978; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


And right on cue......you just proved my point.

lol.....

How is my comment anything negative or positive about the Nokia phone.

?

Relevant because a phone that many ppl like isnt in the discussion...

Check.....Mate.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 17:15

14. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


ohh come off it kid, your doing the classic stir the pot and act immature

you self admitted you ''lost'' yet look at you trying hard to be funny and get a dig in

your just getting lower and lower, it would be like me going into every article and saying ''wheres the projector phones, it needs mentioning'' and then generally whinning like you did and throwing your dummy out

stick to the topic, you wanna be petty message me dont waste the comments section

the s3, biggest impact of any android phone on the market

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 17:30 1

15. jroc74 (Posts: 3978; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


What is your problem? What are you even talking about?

I didnt even direct my post inital towards you. Upset about a product that you like? I didnt even say anything good or bad about it.

What is your problem?

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 17:42

18. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


haha acting the victim now are you, please kid get back to reality

next time dont start what you cant back up, you failed with the debate and now playing every fanboy trick you can.

back to school kid, then come back with a real debate

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 18:03 2

20. jroc74 (Posts: 3978; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


If you dont have anything to add to the discussion....why are you stil here posting? About some debate you think you won?

Stalk ppl much? So far you are the one adding all the irrelevance to this article. Stop pulling me into your fanboys dreams and wishes.

GOT to find a way to block ppl on here....sheesh.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 18:08

21. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


lmao pathetic mate, your the new standard for fanboys.

just go on to the innovation article and people will see how immature you got. ive actually added something to this article by stating how the devices mentioned have there good points etc where as you wanted to bait with your comment and i gave you what you wanted. know your backing out

i enjoy calling fanboys out there always gonna resort to acting the victim. anyways have fun kid

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 19:33 2

30. .-POLICE.- (banned) (Posts: 12; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)


True said this guy was doing the same thing with that TROLL guy, get a life please, or try and seek some help you OAP and you're so mature that you're lifes turned all dull and booring.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 19:22 2

26. .-POLICE.- (banned) (Posts: 12; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)


instead of argueing with, can't you discuss?

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 18:30 4

22. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6623; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Why is it that every time I see a comment from you it's always negative? jroc74 did nothing wrong. He stated his opinion and you come in to bash him. And you called him immature. Practice what you preach.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 18:38

25. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


mate you dont know what the back story is dont jump in defending. haha what am i saying this site you lot always will

defend those on your side right

this site needs stronger controls on accounts, should make users have to upload real pics of themselves too and attach the account to a mobile number etc.

get rid of the trolls and thin out the hordes of certain fans that team up to try and give there side more validity

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 19:29 2

28. .-POLICE.- (banned) (Posts: 12; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)


You belong in Engadget wheres there are lots of people like you who never laughs nor jokes and always arrogant and sad of there own life, full of brainwashed cults and hippys zombies thete.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 19:36 2

32. .-POLICE.- (banned) (Posts: 12; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)


I'm thinking they should get rid of you, all you do is complain that he's trolling he's a fanboy! So what? Why don't you answer him back, instead of saying he's trolling, go educate you're self, you sad looser.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 19:45

34. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


sorry could hear you over you crying and having a tantrum, if you wanna start getting all tough on the internet go to the kiddie sites. or message me sure your a some kid who aint got the bottle in real life. so dont throw your insult out when you cant back them up.

this is for tech lovers, well used to be until your kind ruined it for others. ive answered him and you many times, and have shown you to be the idiots you naturally are kid

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 19:26 1

27. .-POLICE.- (banned) (Posts: 12; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)


This guy Chaoticrazor wasn't like this befor, i remember him posting and he use to bash others, sins he got banned for posting 3 times by PA he's turned into a moderator, that's what happened to PhoneArenaUser to he dosen't Troll any more and that NONSEQUITR.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 19:33

31. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


lmao troll are you that dense

ive never been banned so dont make stuff up. i dont bash others i call them when they bash people and you are one of the worst.

you go on about laughs and jokes. well in real life your the biggest joke but on here your just disrespectful and insulting

thats not joking around, p.s i dont troll like you i just cant stand you fanboys insulting others because they dont blindly love google and use android. you have all become the new apple fanboys that you cry about.

id love to be a moderator on here, clean the comment section up from the b.s you put

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 20:21 3

35. .-POLICE.- (banned) (Posts: 12; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)


STOP TROLLING CHAOTICRAZOR ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 22:02 1

41. androidisbaws (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


We are speaking the truth that android is all the matters. Why can't you accept that?

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 07:51

50. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


here is prime example of whats wrong with this site and accepted by you android fans who are now saying im the problem

you never once say anything against this fanboy because he's on your side

please dont jump in if your gonna be one sided, whatever you think about me least im more unbiased then you lot and thats all that matters

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 22:32 6

42. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6623; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I honestly don't even know if you're trolling or being serious.

You don't bash people? You bashed jroc74 for stating his opinion calling him immature, petty, and pathetic.

Dear God the day you become a moderator on this site I would never comment on here again because you would go on a banning spree.

Why are you referencing everyone as kid? For someone who's apparently old, you sure do run your mouth a lot with non-sense that has nothing to do with the article. You said to take his crying and tantrum somewhere else, but that's all you've been doing these past few comments. Also, I thought those who were older were wiser and smarter? Guess you prove that theory wrong.

Also, what's this "back story" you speak of? If you're going to say something, back it up.

You sir, bite more than you can chew. Do us all on this site a favor and just stop. All of this was seriously unnecessary and just a waste of time.

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 16:12 2

52. rusticguy (Posts: 2811; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


The moment other's "Opnion" doesn't line up with what he/she thinks is "Fact" the hand-eye-brain coordination is lost system enters into "chaotic" mode till battery drains to an extent that system auto shuts down and goes through a cycle of "Charging" before it boots up again and cycle continues :)

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 17:07

11. pongkie (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


Yeah right for the app that comes from a app store and google play where the participants are obviously gadget fans. If this came from "REAL" statistics it would be a different story.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 17:14

13. jroc74 (Posts: 3978; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


To be fair....the app is only available on iOS and Android. If it was available for WP a WP or MS device might be on there. So its gonna be slanted towards an Android an Apple device anyway. I might download it to see what choices are on there.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 17:35

17. jroc74 (Posts: 3978; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I just downloaded the app and asked about a WP phone....so far its 50/50, 20 votes 5 neutral, Some even mentioned the iPhone.

I like this app...lol.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 18:37 1

24. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Good advertisement for Apple and Samsung. Now lets see this app on other platforms and actually see anything different.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 19:32

29. jroc74 (Posts: 3978; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Its strange. And addicting...lol. I have an Android phone, downloaded this and asked about a WP phone. So far it has more thumbs up than down. Someone even mentioned an iPhone. So there are ppl somewhere that use this that arent totally swayed by Android and Apple.

Its addicting because I have been giving thumbs up and down to lots of different things. So far I remember voting neutral for which game is better, Assassins Creed 3 or Hitman Absolution.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 19:41

33. MrJerry (Posts: 378; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


Well

I think the best device could be Samsung Device with IOS and Android open echo system.

But it will never be possible.

Now I can imagine interesting cases for the future smartphone war.

1. Google can make a Good Device(Not only cheap and average)
2. Samsung can have their own OS system(Hardly possible in a short time period)
3. Apple can have free ecosystem(...........)

None of them seems not so easy

But I think Google and Samsung have more options based on fact that
Google can choose what they want for their device and Samsung also can
choose OS(Android, Windows, or Bada in the future)

I hardly can see Apple will open their system like Andoid...

That means they need to give up itunes...

To sum up, unless Apple will invent a device which has a impact on public like Iphone3,4(Don't try to kid me with iphone5), Apple will loose customers than having or moving from others

I know there are many ppl out there who love IOS system
but I am kinda sure more ppl will like other OSs than IOS in the future if Apple keeps doing like this..

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 20:25

36. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5639; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


And Just sold a GS III BLUE FOR T-MOBILE for a customer and its for 98$ 2yr contract

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 23:10

46. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6623; Member since: 14 May 2012)


It looks better in white IMO.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 21:22

39. abish1234 (Posts: 51; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


Samsung is the new Apple...:) in Reputation..

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 22:33

43. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 932; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


I got the SIII (AT&T-version) last week and I like it. Ive been a big fan of the Note II, but the phone is too expensive. The SIII has a combination of size, LTE-speed, and enough features to not miss having the Note II as much

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 23:35 2

47. avasponge (Posts: 37; Member since: 03 May 2012)


That is the Galaxy S3 mini in the picture

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