STUDY: Most Hamsters Still Have Feature Phones
It’s a well-documented fact that hamsters love cell phones, but a new study from the Pew Internet & American Life Project finds that the majority of hamsters are still using feature phones.
The study, released on Wednesday, indicates that only 14% of hamsters have upgraded to smartphones (and of those, Blackberry is surprisingly the most popular variety by a wide margin), while most hamsters still use so-called “dumb phones.”
“Our research indicates that for hamsters, the most important activity is texting,” said lead researcher Fabio Million. According to Million, many hamsters are on a fixed income and spend the majority of their money on an unlimited texting plan and then just go with whatever free phone is being offered by the carrier.
“Hamsters don’t generally go on the web much, so paying for a data plan just doesn’t make sense,” he continued.