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.