There I was thinking that the BlackBerry extended the working day by creating an addiction to check your emails almost every minute of the day. But apparently, that’s not so – they save you 60 minutes every day according a new survey, albeit one commissioned by BlackBerry.
That means you can take an extra lunch hour – or just leave an hour early. Boss permitting. The survey results also found that the average BlackBerry user gets through 2,500 time sensitive emails and over 1,200 phone calls in a year while they’re on the move – a total of 250 hours per year in recovered time. The equivalent of a 10-day holiday.
Want some ideas on how to spend your 60 minutes? BlackBerry has even offered those too – read on.
1. Treat yourself to a traditional shave from the Duke of Edinburgh’s barber Truefitt & Hill’s
2. Master the game of darts at your work local
3. Enter the dragon and become a Bruce Lee martial arts expert
4. Spring clean your MP3 player and create a selection of playlists: gym, beach, tube, Saturday night
5. Start actually writing that book you’ve been talking about for years
6. Alphabetise your DVD collection…or even better, sort them by genre and director
7. Impress your friends – and the ladies – by learning the guitar
8. Take your dad for a mid-week pub lunch and turn your phone off
9. Get fitted for a bespoke suite on Saville Row
10.Spend your lunch hour buying something naughty for your partner from Agent Provocateur
The study was conducted with 1,335 BlackBerry smartphone users in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America.
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