A few weeks ago we told you that the Galaxy S3, the iPhone and the iPad were this year’s most discussed tech topics, so we’re not really surprised to hear that these particular devices also happen to be the most discussed Christmas gifts, according to a new study.
Mobile app Thumb found that the three devices (in no particular order) were the most talked about potential Christmas gifts. And Thumb looked at 250,000 opinions, of which over 21% were Christmas-related.
This particular study doesn’t suggest that the Galaxy S3, iPhone and iPad will be the most purchased tech items of the season – although such a conclusion would make plenty of sense – as Thumb is looking at what people talked about when unsing the app.
According to The Next Web, the app is quite popular with users looking for answers to certain questions:
With Thumb, users can pose any question in the app and receive quick responses. The company says that any question could receive between 50-100 total responses with a dozen coming within the first two minutes. It believes that the average user spends more than five hours a month using the app to answer questions. To date, it has over 1.2 million registered users since it launched in June 2012.
We’ll be able to tell you more about Christmas shopping habits in the near future, once the main players in the mobile business – which is what we’re mainly interested in – release financial details for the last quarter of the year.