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BlackBerry is on top of users' “won’t buy” list, suggests survey

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BlackBerry is on top of users' “won’t buy” list, suggests survey
After a devastating study yesterday showed that only 17% of Americans know that BlackBerry has launched its completely overhauled BlackBerry 10 platform, now the Canadian company is getting another hit from public opinion. BlackBerry got the most votes in a poll asking users which device they don’t want.

The question might be strange - it’s not the usual which phone do you prefer, but rather the opposite, asking which phone you won’t get.

71.4% of the respondents agreed that “nothing would get them to buy a BlackBerry.” Only 31.3% said the same thing about Android and for the iPhone the number was even lower at 19.7%. Interestingly, Windows Phone does not appear in that survey conducted by research house Raymond James.

However we do have to stress the fact that this particular survey might be interesting but it’s far from conclusive in any way. Quite the opposite. Conducted on the web from March 14th through March 26th it only polled 250 people. That’s far from being statistically important.

BlackBerry obviously has some loyal following in certain circles and it holds strong positions in the Government agencies. The overhauled BlackBerry 10 is also a big departure from the quaint looks of OS 7. What do you think about the operating system, do you feel the same way about it as the respondents of this survey?

source: AllThingsD

BlackBerry is on top of users' “won’t buy” list, suggests survey

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posted on 11 Apr 2013, 07:16 7

1. deago78 (Posts: 157; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Wish they had done a reasonable survey and included windows phone. I'd be interested in the results.

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 12:24 1

29. TheMan (Posts: 390; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


I've said it before: I hate these surveys because the "results" are meaningless drivel.

Why? This "research house" is NOT a *market* research house, but an investor research house. Its skill lies elsewhere, not in running these type of surveys. And there's too much wrong with this one. (At least the sample size was large enough, although readers who flunked stats 101 will comment. See below)

Get someone the results from someone who knows what they're doing, include WP and a valid sample and we'll talk.

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 07:22 8

2. android_hitman (Posts: 591; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


only 250 people .. really?

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 08:06 3

12. GadgetsMcGoo (Posts: 163; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


And where was the survey taken? Which town or city street. Or were they standing outside an Apple store doing what would be the equivalent of and exit poll.

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 08:27 1

19. tokaibau2 (banned) (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


Dude, does it really need billion people to make a survey?
250 is called sample. Not all the people want to take a survey if they're asked.

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 07:23 11

3. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5169; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I know I will get thumbs down but I need to say this...........

What's so bad about BlackBerry, everyone says BlackBerry is a crap, rubbish........
Just because of less games and apps? Same as WIndows Phone!
These phones are not a crap! They have their own "special".

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 07:45 3

6. MC1123 (Posts: 1236; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


totally agree with this!!! i just hate how brainless and heartless people's mind works..

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 07:51 1

8. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5169; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Yeah, they didn't use it before and they say it is a crap blah blah blah........

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 08:17

14. taikucing (unregistered)


It's not about crap. Read my comment below

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 08:25 1

17. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5169; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Dude, I guess you've forgot the article. BlackBerry will be making a low-end BlackBerry 10. The BlackBerry R10.

I've already read your comment below.

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 08:33 1

20. taikucing (unregistered)


Sorry, I didn't update the news lately. If that's true (the R10 rumor), maybe it'll become popular again and become in buy list.
People in my country only do a heavy messaging, read email, and a few web browsing. Since the android is booming, people move to android & abandon BB.

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 08:48

23. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5169; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Yeah, poor BB. But still, let's hope that the R10 is real and BB will become popular again and will become in buy list. :)

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 07:50 2

7. lyndon420 (Posts: 1708; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


This obviously can't be taken seriously. 250 out of millions of people?

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 07:57

9. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5169; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Strange......., only 250 polled, in 12 days? It should be more than that!

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 08:26

18. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Would you trade your xpreria z for the z10? You surely won't
Mc1123 is a dedicated blackberry evangelist, see his twitter account @heyimjunfe all of his tweets are bitching about bb

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 08:35

21. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5169; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Of course I won't trade my Xperia Z for the Z10. I'm just bursting out my "flame".

I'm very serious, what's so bad about BlackBerry phones? I love it too! Same as Windows Phones! I was planning to buy a Z10 or the Lumia 920 before I bought the Xperia Z. Why I bought the Xperia Z? Because Android and Sony is my cup of tea. Simple as that. :)

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 10:24 2

24. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Blackberry sucks, Period

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 10:36 1

25. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5169; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


BlackBerry doesn't sucks, AT ALL.

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 10:44 1

27. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


it does, at all

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 20:38

31. alexzibrit (Posts: 67; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


The fact that their phones weren't multi touch or most of them didn't even have a touch screen thus leaving you with the keyboard only and at the moment that's why people buy smartphones for the touchscreen capabilities

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 07:35 2

4. alterecho (Posts: 1072; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


For me, it's on the "will buy if i have that much money list".
Seriously though, i really wanted to try the Z10, but its price put an end to that thought. It may be good/worth it, but, its priced quite high for a new platform.

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 07:35 3

5. boosook (Posts: 928; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


250 people and without windows phone means that this "poll" is worth absolutely nothing and frankly I think it should not have been mentioned at all.

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 15:15

30. rusticguy (Posts: 2826; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Poll is perhaps sponsored by M$ ...

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 08:01 2

10. taikucing (unregistered)


No low end blackberry 10? That sucks. In my country only rich people will buy BB10.
Yeah BB is still popular here because of the BBM feature and the cheapest blackberry os 7 is under $200 (curve series). And WP sucks too because it's expensive and customization is limited.
Android becomes more & more popular here because there are cheaper versions.
Perhaps you don't care about 3rd world countries like India & south east Asian countries. But they are gold mine for phone manufacturers. India alone is 1 billion people, not included south east Asia. That's why Apple now considers to make the cheaper iphone. If only RIM wants to make cheaper BB, maybe it will be in buy list again here.

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 08:14 3

13. taikucing (unregistered)


here in SE Asia, low budget consumers only think about functionality. Why should I buy BB10 if I can send message via whatsapp & read email & web browsing in a $100 chinese android phone? Yeah dude, you can't play games too in chinese cheap android phones.
I can only say, thank you Google for making android capable to run in low end phones & many types of hardwares. Now our people are smarter & everybody with few money can have smartphone too.
Google FTW!

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 08:05 1

11. renaissance (Posts: 9; Member since: 20 Mar 2013)


This article shows the level of "professionalism" of PA. Both Polls can be called piece of crap and not worth of mentioning.

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 08:21 2

15. VLaRueC (Posts: 108; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)


Anyone reading this article on a Z10?

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 08:46 2

22. bigbmc26 (Posts: 41; Member since: 10 May 2012)


I just read it and commented from my Z10...

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 08:24 2

16. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Haha so truee, bb is just a waste of money

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 10:43

26. apiskula (Posts: 565; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


I am on that list. I would never buy a failed product. Go out of business already

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 12:14

28. lolatfailphones (Posts: 134; Member since: 08 Apr 2013)


Who the hell would buy a blackberry in 2013?
Have you ever used a blackberry without having the bb data plan?
Might as well let your dog have fun with it
Have your blackberry ever lasted a full day of use on moderate to heavy usage?
Every blackberry users I see are always running to find a charging socket, it's really funny to watch them but seriously I don't blame blackberry for making crap phones but the idiots that buy them.

posted on 13 Apr 2013, 16:25

32. AlMal (Posts: 29; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


I must admit I like my BlackBerry, but I was hugely disappointed, when I realized that I can not use Skype on BlackBerry Bold. I think it is huge disadvantage compare to other mobiles.

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