x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA
  • Hidden picShow menu
  • Home
  • News
  • Majority of ex-Berry users want to switch to the next Apple iPhone

Majority of ex-Berry users want to switch to the next Apple iPhone

Posted: , by Alan F.

Tags :

Majority of ex-Berry users want to switch to the next Apple iPhone
A majority of those leaving BlackBerry are thinking about buying the next Apple iPhone

A majority of those leaving BlackBerry are thinking about buying the next Apple iPhone

RIM continues to disappoint. Last week, after reporting a massive loss for the latest quarter, the Canadian based manufacturer announced that the new BlackBerry 10 smartphones will be delayed until the first quarter of 2013. That was a bit surprising considering that leaked photos of the phones had made their way out just a few days before. Current BlackBerry users have started to think about life after their trusty 'Berry and over half of them (52.3%) are going to be moving to another platform according to a survey conducted of more than 10,000 BlackBerry users. Only 8.92% of those who switch plan to come back to BlackBerry if RIM gets their act together. Those numbers don't bode well for the future of the platform.

47% of those leaving BlackBerry are planning on purchasing the next iteration of the Apple iPhone. 34% of ex-Berry users have Android in their sights to replace the BlackBerry they use now, and 19% want a Windows Phone 8 handset. The potential numbers are staggering considering that 10 million Americans still use a BlackBerry. Of the three platforms, the biggest impact could be on Windows Phone 8 which stands to get 1 million ex-BlackBerry users if those taking part in the survey follow through on their intentions.

source: Crackberry, WMPoweruser

112 Comments
  • Options
    Close






posted on 30 Jun 2012, 15:56 13

1. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


No surprise here as Apple has a great combination of software, hardware and customer support. The iPhone has had a 5% market share increase this year world wide for smartphones. iPhone is the leading smartphone in the US on every carrier that has one.

I'm sure we'll get the usual complaining that this is a biased study and questioning its methods, but you just have to look around and see what's happening in real life to see the truth.

With iPhone 5 release this fall the sales numbers should be staggering.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 16:04 7

3. SleepingOz (unregistered)


The flies can't be wrong! s**t is good! =]

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 16:06 16

4. Aeires (unregistered)


Except that's wrong. The number 1 selling phone on Verizon is the Motorola Razr Maxx, not the iPhone.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 16:09 4

6. maxkobi (Posts: 30; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


Source or it didnt happen...

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 16:10 1

7. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


It is only speculations, we still don't know much about iPhone 5 and that's mean thous 47% may still change their mind. ;)

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 16:11 7

8. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


You have no proof of that of course

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 16:18 13

10. Aeires (unregistered)


Except I do. Barron's posted a story about it on the 11th of June, Google it. People want all day battery life and 4G, which the Razr has over the iPhone.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 16:19 3

11. Aeires (unregistered)


Agreed.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 16:22 8

12. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"iPhone is the leading smartphone in the US on every carrier that has one."

Do you have any proof ?

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 16:25 4

13. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


it's called an analyst report which means it's a guess not a fact.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 16:26 7

14. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Link:http://blogs.barrons.com/techtraderdaily/2012/06/11/apple-william-blair-unfazed-as-iphone-slips-at-verizon/

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 16:27 3

15. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Yes the first quarter financial reports for Sprint, Verizon and AT&T

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 16:31 4

16. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


You have said:

"...on every carrier that has one."

And what about T-Mobile ?

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 16:31 4

17. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


PhoneArena itself reported the preference for the RAZR MAXX, and the iphone is not the most sold phone on Virgin, CellularOne, Cricket, nTelos, from recent reports. Not only that, it already has one of the highest return rates as customers switch them for phones with larger screens and LTE capability. Finally, mist reports about the iPhone as mist popular take all models as one, rather than stipulating between each generation. No other brand does that, otherwise the Droid line on Verizon and the entire Galaxy series by Samsung would likely outnumber iPhones in recent sales.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 16:34 8

18. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


lol @ taco. You are such a raw raw iLover.. Did iPhone father your first born? Did iPad save you from a burning building? You really are such a homer it really is hard to stomach

...and before you say it, I have no such affinity to any product, not android or any other. ATM I have and enjoy android but I go where the technology leads me and one thing is for sure, i love all technologies from all companies and you guessed it, not any of the apple products ever make the list! why not you ask my brave little taco? iDon't like over priced, under tech'd, closed minded and generally just mediocre technologies. If the sheep fits...

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 17:02 7

21. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Obviously T-Mobile doesn't sell an iPhone.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 17:07 6

22. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Everything you just said is wrong. PA had an ANALYST report posted GUESSING that the Rzr Maxx was #1. They also had an analyst who thinks iPhone is #1. The last OFFICIAL numbers show iPhone is first on Sprint, Verizon and AT&T.

Cricket, Virgin etc JUST GOT an iPhone. There's no numbers for iPhone sales there yet.

iPhone having a high return rate is something YOU MADE UP. There's no data to back that up because iPhones have a very low return rate.

iPhone outsold all other smartphones combined in Q1 on the big 3.

Fandroids you're lack of caring about facts is astonishing.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 17:09 7

23. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Your screen name says it all. You're here for one thing. Troll Apple articles.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 17:16 2

27. Aeires (unregistered)


I take it you didn't read the Barron's article.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 17:16 5

28. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


CUSTOMER SUPPORT!?! My 4th gen iPod touch developed a Bluetooth problem, so I went to the apple store and they gave me a "refurbished" one and it had dead pixels WTF!?! I havent had dead pixels in YEARS, and none of the 7+ devices I own have dead pixels, not even my most abused ones. The apple store gave me another refurbished one and said if it had dead pixels that they could not help me. WTF!?! My iPod Touch was PERFECT, not a scratch on it, they couldn't believe that I had been using it for a year, audio over bluetooth was distorting however and it had to go. This refurbished iPod is for sale now, I'm getting a Walkman Z, my Walkman X has never let me down....

Lets see, blackberry users use phones with tiny screens, no 4g, and a stagnating OS, Apple sounds like a perfect fit for them!

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 17:16

29. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Truth, but still not sure about Verizon.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 17:19 7

30. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


nope, I troll taco articles because of iFans like you and is why most of us hate apple. You are the epitome of iFan, arrogant, unrelenting, ignorant. My name is what it is, not so much because of Apple and more because of people and the media like you.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 17:26 6

32. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


It's a fact. 51% of ALL smartphone sales on VZW in Q1 were iPhones.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 17:33 2

33. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I don't need to. It's an analyst report. There's also a report that says iPhone is #1.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 17:36 6

34. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I've never had a bad customer experience with Apple and Apple is first 10 years in a row for customer experience.

I'm going to go ahead and say you're lying.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 17:38 10

35. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


taco doesn't believe in providing sources to back up his assertions.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 17:46 6

36. Aeires (unregistered)


Link it then. Otherwise shut up.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 18:27 8

42. bucky (Posts: 2865; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Man, taco is one of maybe 4 compared to the hundreds of hardcore android fans on this site only. The only sheep are the ones that defend android so viciously in a pro apple article EVERY TIME. I just sold the sgs3 while it was worth a pretty penny because I already have a tablet at home. The iPhone just does everything its supposed perfectly and easily.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 19:11 4

51. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Use Google that's your friend right?

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 19:53 4

68. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I'm stupid by making factual statements instead of useless analyst reports?

I know and all you fandroids also know the iPhone was the top selling phone on VZW, AT&T and Sprint for Q1.

No one knows this quarter until official numbers are announced.

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories