People would rather lose wallet than cellphone 手机依赖症全
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A file photo shows a man is talking on a mobile phone.A global survey has found that most people can
A file photo shows a man is talking on a mobile phone.A global survey has found that most people can't live without their mobiles, never leave home without them and, if given a choice, would rather lose their wallet.

Cellphone feels like a part of your body? A global survey has found that most people can't live without their mobiles, never leave home without them and, if given a choice, would rather lose their wallet.

Calling mobile phones the "remote control" for life, market research firm Synovate's poll1 said cell phones are so ubiquitous that by last year more humans owned one than did not.

Three-quarters of the more than 8,000 respondents polled2 online in 11 countries said they take their phone with them everywhere, with Russians and Singaporeans the most attached.

More than a third also said they couldn't live without their phone, topped by Taiwanese and again Singaporeans, while one in four would find it harder to replace the mobile than their purse.

Some two-thirds of respondents go to bed with their phones nearby and can't switch them off, even though they want to, because they're afraid they'll miss something.

"Mobiles give us safety, security and instant access to information. They are the number one tool of communication for us, sometimes even surpassing3 face-to-face communication. They are our connections to our lives," Jenny Chang, Synovate's managing director in Taiwan, said in a statement.

Mobiles have also changed the nature of relationships, with the survey finding nearly half of all respondents use text messages to flirt4, a fifth set up first-dates via text and almost the same number use the same method to end a love affair.

Apart from the obvious calling and texting, the top three features people use regularly on their mobile phones globally are the alarm clock, the camera and the games.

As for email and Internet access, 17 percent of respondents said they checked their inboxes or surfed the Web off their phones, lead by those in the United States and Britain.

One in 10 respondents log onto social networking websites such as Facebook and MySpace regularly via mobile, again led by Britain and the United States.

"As the mobile becomes more and more an all-in-one device, many other businesses are facing challenging times. The opportunities for mobile manufacturers and networks however are enormous," said Synovate's global head of media, Steve Garton.

Not everyone is tech savvy5, however: 37 percent of respondents said they don't know how to use all the functions on their phone.






思纬公司驻台湾常务董事Jenny Chang在一份声明中称:“手机给了我们安全感,让我们更安心,而且能随时接收信息。手机是我们第一大通讯工具,有时甚至超过了面对面的交谈。手机是联系我们生活的纽带。”








ubiquitous: existing or being everywhere, esp. at the same time; omnipresent(无所不在的)


savvy:practical understanding; shrewdness or intelligence; common sense(在某一方面很在行)


1 poll iOXxH     
  • The result of the poll won't be known until midnight.选举结果要到午夜才能揭晓。
  • They expected a heavy poll.他们期望会有很高的投票数。
2 polled bdeef24507da429714b9bae89cc1ef10     
剪去了树梢的; 剪了毛[发]的; 秃头的; 锯了角的
  • They polled the cattle. 他们把这头牛的角切短了。
  • They polled the President. 他们对总统进行民意测验。
3 surpassing 630d9dc19dc631c04cd6e16a2b68b650     
adj. 胜过的, 卓越的, 优秀的 动词surpass的现在分词形式
  • Social research nowadays has a practical urgency surpassing even that of cancer research. 当今社会研究的现实迫切性甚至超过对癌症的研究。
  • These adjectives mean surpassing all others in power, influence, or position. 这些形容词的意思是指在力量、影响或地位方面超出其他一切。
4 flirt zgwzA     
  • He used to flirt with every girl he met.过去他总是看到一个姑娘便跟她调情。
  • He watched the stranger flirt with his girlfriend and got fighting mad.看着那个陌生人和他女朋友调情,他都要抓狂了。
5 savvy 3CkzV     
  • She was a pretty savvy woman.她是个见过世面的漂亮女人。
  • Where's your savvy?你的常识到哪里去了?
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