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Are We Heading Towards a World of Multi-Phone Owners?

April 10, 2012 |

In a recent blog on his website, Stephen Fry wrote about his own tendency to carry more than one smartphone on him; in fact, he carries one of each of the major operating systems (sorry, Symbian), saying ‘As a matter of course, the iPhone goes in one pocket; the Lumia or HTC HD7 Windows Phone into another (I can interchange happily there, whichever is charged and simmed up will do); the BlackBerry (bless) Bold into one more and then I have to choose an Android handset.’ Okay, so Stephen Fry is definitely a little eccentric, but is this an indication of the direction that the western world is heading in?

It’s not such a strange idea. Take the examples of computers and games consoles: it’s not unusual to own, say, a Mac and a PC, and it’s certainly not odd to own both an Xbox and a PlayStation – why? Well, despite being used … Read More