For Charleen Archambault, one is not enough.
The dining director at Brooksby Village Retirement Community in Peabody carries two: an HTC smartphone for work and a LG flip phone for family. She prefers to keep her two worlds separate - and it just does not feel right to text her 20-year-old son on her work phone.
"His generation," she said, "texts more than they talk."
The need to be plugged-in on multiple levels is prevalent among smartphone users. The Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project in Washington found that 83 percent of Americans own a cellphone, and nearly half of those carry a smartphone. Of those smartphone owners, 65 percent have two or more other types of mobile devices such as a laptop, tablet, or digital music player.Read More