Don't get your Valentine a phone

Cellphones_chipchick_1Unless your sweetheart is male, that is. Because according to a "representative sample" of 1,000 UK adults, most women would rather die alone than receive a mobile phone for Valentine’s Day.

Just kidding. But only 16.7% of those surveyed by NEMS Market Research believe a woman would consider a phone to be a lovely alternative to two dozen red roses and a box of chocolates. A random 27-year-old teacher from Bristol explains the low number by saying that men don’t "get [that] girls want romance at this time of year." Sounds like a bitter observation to me, but the research seems to support the sentiment. Apparently, for any other occasion except this Wednesday, 54% of women would happily accept a phone as a gift. But to honor Cupid, not even one of these rhinestone-encrusted numbers (via Chip Chick) would do. 

Personally, I think nothing is finer than a shiny new gadget. Heck, I even got one as a bridal gift from my husband! Good thing I asked for it, too, because otherwise he would’ve bought me some kind of other shiny stuff to wear around my neck.

[mPhone via Smartphone Thoughts]
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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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