Remember the CRTC, the friendly bunch who told us that only 3% of Canadians use a BlackBerry? Well, they have another interesting BlackBerry-related stat for us: around 75% of BlackBerry/PDA users in Canada are men, compared to the near 50/50 split in cell phone users. Why is that?
Well, fellow blogger Shane Schick from ITBusiness.ca has a couple potential answers. One (and this is stereotyping quite a bit, but bear with us) is that communication-prone women are more apt to want a device with voice communication as its primary function; math-loving men are more apt to want a device that provides them with a constant stream of sales figures and cost estimates for them to number-crunch to their heart’s content. Another, more direct answer is that this number is a simple reflection of the disparity between men and women in the enterprise space.
Question of the day, folks: why are more men using BlackBerrys than women?