Mobile

Take the smartphone survey

We want to know which smartphone you own and how you use it.

We want you!

Our US colleague Tom Krazit is running a smartphone survey and he needs our help.

Luckily this isn't the kind of survey that contains dozens of multiple choice answers ranging from "strongly agree" to "strongly disagree". It's more a friendly discussion about the smartphones we use and how we use them.

For the purpose of this survey Tom has defined a smartphone as "... a BlackBerry/Treo/BlackJack/N95 class of device that can surf the Web, run applications, get e-mail, and place calls."

If you own a smartphone, have a think about the questions below and reply in the talk-back section or leave a post with your response on our forums.

  • Do you own a smartphone?
  • If so, what type? Do you like it?
  • If not, why? (Cost, lack of interest, locked into wireless contract, etc.)
  • Are you considering a smartphone purchase in the near future? Which device are you thinking about buying, and why?
  • What's the one thing that convinced you to buy a smartphone?
  • If you do have a smartphone, do you use it more for business or for personal activities?
  • Does Apple's plan to bring enterprise-friendly features to the iPhone make you more interested in buying one?

We'll make sure Tom sees our discussion and that Australia is represented when he compiles his findings at the end of the week.