Survey: Rich smartphone users less likely to tweet and play games

Thought that all smartphone users were alike? Think again, according to a recent survey, which suggests that American users with an annual income of over $150,000 are less likely to tweet and play games.

The survey, which was conducted by the Luxury Institute, also found that Apple's iPhone was the most popular choice for rich users with a share of 45%. Google's Android came in second at 35% and BlackBerry at 25%. The trends for downloading apps amongst the wealthy appear to focus more on news and business oriented applications rather than traditional games and social networking. The Facebook app still comes out on top though, being the most popular and favourited app by wealthy users.

Previous reports show the smartphone marketshare to put Android clearly in the lead with 48% and the iPhone at 32%, which Jonathan Carson, CEO of Nielson puts down to the fact that Google uses external manufacturers. By doing so, it creates a greater product range which offers realistic options for those with less cash to spend.

What's interesting to note is that from the survey figures that only 62% of wealthy Americans actually own a smartphone but then they found the age range of wealthy Americans in general to be over 50. This should not surprise many, as it takes time to climb the corporate ladder and bring in the big bucks, recent graduates rarely receive that kind of compensation. 

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I have a PC for gaming and twating (not that I **** anyways) why would I want to do that on a Phone it's a Phone people you know for ringing friends and txting them

Rich people sucessful people whatever you wanna call it just got lucky to be raised right in a confident manner, the rest of us got bad parenting and environment just the way it is.

Daniel_Pooh said,
Rich people sucessful people whatever you wanna call it just got lucky to be raised right in a confident manner, the rest of us got bad parenting and environment just the way it is.

I will have to disagree with you on that. Just because you weren't raised 'rich' doesn't mean you can't be successful or rich.

Being lucky means you are prepared for when that moment arrives. There is no such thing as luck (per se), you are either prepared and able to squeeze that opportunity or not even know about it and let another opportunity pass by. Check some videos from Les Brown on youtube. Specially the part where he wanted to be a DJ.

I also recommend a book called "8 to be great".

They prefer the iPhone most? But if they dont play games then what good is the iPhone? It can barely make phone calls...

It's a BUSINESS device for me (Galaxy Note). At the end of the day, I want to REST. During the day I don't have time to be messing around playing games.

Wombatt said,
I never tweet or play games.
Make your own opinion

+1 Same here.

Why would rich users tweet or play games when they got all that money?