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How User-Friendly Is Your Phone? Harvard Tests Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone and iPhone


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He may not look it, but the guy on this picture is a legit researcher at Harvard. Apparently, scientists in the Human Factors in Informations System department (that's what it's called seriously) just conducted a study how user-friendly the top 4 mobile OS systems are for users who have never been exposed to smartphones. Don't ask me how they managed to find some smartphone-clueless guinea pigs, but the results are both hilarious and sad. 

Despite their Ivy League status, their study isn't rocket science. The study involved asking several people to call someone, add a contact and send a text message on an Windows Samsung Focus, Blackberry Storm, Apple iPhone and HTC Thunderbolt. Before I get to the results, let me just say that the participants in the study weren't the smartest bunch. At the same time, none of these phones scored highly in each section with users having trouble completing even the most basic tasks.

From the video we can make the following conclusions:

Best Phone For Sending Texts: iPhone 4G

Best Device For Making A Call: Android (HTC Thunderbolt)

Best Phone For Adding A Contact: Windows Mobile Samsung Focus 

What do you think of the results? Share your views in our comments!

Source: AndroidAndMe

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