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

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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47. avasponge

Posts: 44; Member since: May 03, 2012

That is the Galaxy S3 mini in the picture

43. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 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

39. abish1234

Posts: 51; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

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

36. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

46. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It looks better in white IMO.

33. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 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..

24. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

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

29. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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.

11. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 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.

13. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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.

17. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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.

7. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

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

8. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 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

10. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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.

14. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 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

15. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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?

18. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 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

20. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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.

21. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 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

30. .-POLICE.-

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 23, 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.

26. .-POLICE.-

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

instead of argueing with, can't you discuss?

22. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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.

25. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 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

28. .-POLICE.-

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 23, 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.

32. .-POLICE.-

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 23, 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.

34. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 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

27. .-POLICE.-

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 23, 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.

31. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 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

35. .-POLICE.-

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

STOP TROLLING CHAOTICRAZOR ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

41. androidisbaws

Posts: 74; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

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

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