Retrevo.com's got an interesting new Gadgetology study titled iPhones, Backups and Toilets, What's the Connection?
The study focuses on cell phone security and who is the most unprepared. Here's some highlights:
- 39% of Android owners haven't done anything to prevent someone from misusing data on their cell phone if it were lost or stolen (compared to 30% of BlackBerry owners and 26% of iPhone owners).
- Only 32% of Android owners think their cell phones can get malware and 27% don't know.
- 36% of iPhone owners think their cell phone can get malware and 30% don't know.
- If they lost their cell phone today, only 18% of Android owners would use a recovery service to get their cell phone. back, compared to 28% of BlackBerry owners and 37% of iPhone owners. 39% of Android owners don't know how they would get their cell phones back, compared with 31% of BlackBerry owners and 26% of iPhone owners.
- BlackBerry (62%) and iPhone (61%) owners are the most likely to have password protection on their cell phone, compared to Android owners (only 49%).
- 36% of people said they had, or knew someone who has "Dropped a cell phone in a toilet".
- 31% of people said they had, or knew someone who has "Had a cell phone fall in a pool, lake or other body of water".
- 44% of people said they had, or knew someone who has "Dropped a cell phone on the floor and had it break".
- 30% of people said they had, or knew someone who has "Spilled coffee or other liquid on a cell phone".