In other words: Do you carry two or more smartphones, because you can’t find one to manage all aspects of your work and home life? A lot of people love Apple’s iPhone because it has a larger touchscreen and has a better camera than other smartphones. But 78 million people continue to use a BlackBerry, saying it’s easier to type emails on its keypad.
A lot of large companies prefer the more secure network that BlackBerrys run on. Because of this, a lot of people say they need both an iPhone and a Blackberry. And, depending on what type of work you do, it might be faster to type work emails on the BlackBerry, and then switch to an iPhone for everything else. Also, some people have one phone for work and another for their personal life since your employer can look at everything you’re doing on that work phone, including some things you may not want them to see.
So what are some of the drawbacks to being a smartphone juggler? For starters, there’s the hassle of carrying two phones and two sets of power cables to keep them charged. Plus there’s juggling more phone numbers, wireless plans and not knowing which phone is vibrating! Also, having two phones makes it even harder to disconnect from technology and “unplug.” And on a personal level, when you have two phones, people either think you’re full of yourself because you’re so important that you need two phones or that you’re up to something shady. Like you have one phone for your wife and another for your mistress.
So, what do you think? Are you a gadget juggler? How do you handle it?