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



1. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

3 absolutely excellent devices

38. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I only counted two.

45. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

48. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 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.

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.

4. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I am down with less

37. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

5. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

Well said post jeff

9. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 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

12. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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.

23. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I always look forward to your posts. Unbiased, honest, and always on topic. +1

40. androidisbaws

Posts: 74; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

Apple fanboy...

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...

53. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

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

44. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Jeff 4 staff member.

3. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Discussed, does not mean all positive for APPLE

6. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

Its obvious Jeff doesnt wanna b concerned with your negativity

16. PotDragon

Posts: 214; Member since: Jul 22, 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?

19. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

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

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.

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 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?

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