A recent survey shows that Americans are perhaps just as attached to their mobile phones as you think they are.
Though you wouldn't guess some would actually admit it, one in five people would rather go without shoes for a week than without their phones; 43% of iPhone users marks the top of the list of those who would go shoeless, Android (27%) and BlackBerry (25%) users coming in second and third, respectively.
But that's just one of life's simple and earthly pleasures Americans are willing to forego. Most notably: one-third, or 33%, of all of the respondents would be "more willing to give up sex for a week than their mobile phone." 70 percent of those who would give up sex for a week rather than their phones were women.
iPhone users seemed the most attached to their device; 28% of iPhone users would rather go a week without seeing their other half than their phone. And out of a collective 22% of smartphone users, 40% of those who have iPhones would rather give up their toothbrush. Even 80% of iPhone users think other iPhone users would make the best romantic partners; 70% of Android users chose other Android users.
BlackBerry users were less pick, only 47% chose other BlackBerry users. Though it's probably best to keep your options open since 55% of users would give up exercising than their phone for a week. The stats go on to say that 70% would rather give up alcohol, 63% would dissatisfy their sweet tooth and forego chocolate, 55% would do without caffeine for a week rather than their mobile phones.
Though iPhone users most often top the lists, Android users did rob first place on occasion. Half of Android users think their phones reflect their sense of style (as opposed to 43% of BlackBerry users and 35% of iPhone users) and 55% of Android users update their social networks via their phones (unlike half of iPhone users and 43% of BlackBerry users). Even then, BlackBerry reigned top place for users who have never paid more than $1 for an app (Android was in an extremely close second place); feature phone users were at the bottom of the list for most questions.
It should be noted that TeleNav is a provider of location-based mobile applications and it would behoove them for consumers to be more attached to their devices.