Smart phones have drastically changed the world, putting the power of the internet in the palm of our hand. They’ve expanded our horizons, fostering relationships through social networking, keeping us informed up to the minute, and accelerating the pace at which we do business. A recent survey conducted by Kelton Research for Samsung Mobile proves that final point. The survey sample included 503 Americans ages 18 and older, all owners of a smart phone and working in an office.
The office may close at 5, but for 89% of people business is always open.
(89%) believe it’s important to be readily available to colleagues, supervisors and clients at all times, even after business hours. In fact, almost eight in ten (79%) immediately respond to a work email on their smart phone regardless of time of day.
And when they say ‘readily available’, they mean no what matters the circumstances. An astounding 72% admit to taking business calls while on the jon, 59% during the middle of the night, 38% while on a date, 32% in church, 16% at a funeral, and 10% during sex.
The nature of the office has changed, 29% of those interviewed said they could envision work without an office computer. 51% actually prefer working through their phone, even when their computer is available to them. The survey may not have inquired beyond the office but it’s clear that this trend extends into all areas of life, and with the slew of tablets on the way you can bet the personal computer will be getting even less use.
Samsung’s reasons for commissioning this survey are made clear with one simple statistic.
More than seven in ten(71%) office workers with smart phones think companies should automatically supply the phones, rather than laptops, to all employees free of charge.
Samsung concludes the write-up with the statement below. Head past the break to read the statement in full.
Samsung Mobile has made it even easier to stay connected with its Galaxy S portfolio of devices. The Android™ 2.1-powered Galaxy S devices are currently available on AT&T and T-Mobile, will be available on Sprint on August 31 and Verizon Wireless, U.S. Cellular and Cellular South in 2010. Samsung Mobile has packed powerful, cutting-edge technology into each Galaxy S device, including features such as a stunning 4-inch Super AMOLED display screen, 1GHz Hummingbird Application Processor and a multitude of entertainment, messaging and social networking features and applications.