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Cell phones according to Wii

January 11, 2008 @ 08:47 By: gordon Category: Statistics, Wii

More from the Everybody Votes Channel available on the Nintendo Wii.

Question: Do you have a cell/mobile phone?

  Yes No
Global 77.7% 22.3%
Male 77.1% 22.9%
Female 78.7% 21.3%
Canada ~66.6% ~33.4%

Worldwide Prediction Accuracy: 91.1% (i.e. most people’s crystal balls were working when they made their predictions.)

I eyeballed the numbers for Canada from a bar graph showing yes/no votes, but we were definitely far behind Finland, which the graph showed as having almost 100% of the people indicating they had a cell phone.  Not really surprising given the fact that Nokia, a leader among mobile phone manufacturers, is based in Finland.

Of course, the Everybody Votes Channel is not scientific, but it’s still interesting.

2 Responses to “Cell phones according to Wii”

  1. Squid says:

    Canada lags behind the rest of the world in cell phone services – pretty much the least amount of choice, features, and available cell phone makes/models in the civilized world with some of the highest service rates.

  2. gordon says:

    Yup. But things are starting to change. Data plans are starting to come down to more reasonable prices, albeit slowly. You can now actually buy unlocked phones from vendors other than the carriers, even though they’re quite expensive.

    Hopefully, the trend will continue and we’ll see unlimited data plans for a reasonable amount/month. Once that happens, you’ll see a flood of Blackberry and similar devices. I suspect that’s one of the reasons the iPhone hasn’t arrived yet. From everything I’ve read, it’s the ber data whore.

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