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

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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

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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 (Posts: 2479; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


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, 16:11 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, 16:25 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: 4601; 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, 16:22 8

12. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4601; 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, 16:27 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: 4601; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


You have said:

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

And what about T-Mobile ?

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, 17:16

29. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4601; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Truth, but still not sure about Verizon.

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 01 Jul 2012, 14:38

108. roscuthiii (Posts: 1717; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Q1 sales? Well, we just finished up Q2 so while the past is a great reference point, it is also not indicative of the present. It is indeed possible, and probable, that the Droid Razr series has surpassed the iPhone on Verizon as mentioned by PhoneArenaUser citing the Barron's report.
2 reasons:
#1 - Verizon has been pushing their marketing and sales focus to their 4G LTE network, which the iPhone at this time is lacking.
#2 - Slowed sales as people await the release of the iPhone 5. At least of the 4S. I'm sure the oler models' sales are benefiting from the budget-friendly price cuts, which I think may be getting confusingly lumped in with the current model 4S sales figures.

(There's also the #3 possibility. Other manufacturers can make a compelling product too.)

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 13:48 1

107. gallitoking (Posts: 4630; Member since: 17 May 2011)


wow did you just read what you wrote.. T-Mo doesnt offer the iphone so of course it will not be in the stats....

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 16:09 4

6. maxkobi (Posts: 27; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


Source or it didnt happen...

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 16:19 3

11. Aeires (unregistered)


Agreed.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 17:38 10

35. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5282; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


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

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 16:10 1

7. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4601; 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, 16:31 4

17. -box- (Posts: 3566; 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, 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, 17:16 2

27. Aeires (unregistered)


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

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, 17:46 6

36. Aeires (unregistered)


Link it then. Otherwise shut up.

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 01 Jul 2012, 12:14 1

104. Aeires (unregistered)


As suspected, you have nothing. Nothing but denial and delusion.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 19:39 6

64. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


Taco your amazing.

I've never seen so much stupid rolled up into one person.

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.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 21:09 5

90. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


Your stupid because you spout random nonsense and never give any evidence to back up your claims.

Your nothing short of a religious fanatic, only your idol is apple.

You whine like a pms enraged 13 year old girl.

NEWS FLASH: YOUR BELOVED APPLE WAS BUILT OFF OF STOLEN IDEAS.

SO WIPE THE LITTLE TIM COOKS OFF YOUR CHIN AND EDUCATE YOURSELF.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 21:50 4

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


Source or get out

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 12:32 3

105. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


Your asking for sources? Right here you are.

http://www.succeed2k.com/technology/did-apple-steal-technology.html

Just for starters....

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 12:51 3

106. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


And just to drive my point home, here is an article of apples own jonathan ives complaining about Steve jobs taking credit for his ideas.

http://m.cnet.com/news/jonathan-ive-steve-jobs-stole-my-ideas/20124720?ds=1

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 19:59 6

69. E.N. (Posts: 2218; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


He's actually making a ton of sense.

"Use Google that's your friend right?"

lol

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 00:36

111. omar300 (Posts: 171; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


Wait, did you said say "THINK"
Mr.ShowMeFactGuy!

Quote: "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."

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 16:34 8

18. appleDOESNT.com (Posts: 390; 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, 17:09 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, 17:19 7

30. appleDOESNT.com (Posts: 390; 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, 18:27 8

42. bucky (Posts: 1222; 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, 20:09 7

72. E.N. (Posts: 2218; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Completely agree with you. there are so many hardcore android users posting all over apple threads its unbelievably annoying, and then they have the nerve to call out iPhone users.

And I also have the Galaxy SIII as well. Its a great phone and all, but I'm starting to feel like its slightly over-hyped. The design is okay, if the phone gets oily it starts slipping out of your hands and feeling nasty, and the screen is not that great. I feel as if the iPhone is too small but this phone is too big....so now I'm stuck and don't know what to do. I don't want to go back to iPhone but I don't feel like I'm fully satisfied with with Android either. So my last attempt at Android is the Galaxy nexus. At least if I don't like the phone, I'll be contract free.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 19:31 3

57. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


nice username

if i had to choose another user name i would choose iSuck

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 19:56 1

109. E.N. (Posts: 2218; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


I think that's a great username for you!! Haha, you do suck, lol. But seriously, don't choose that.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 17:16 5

28. BattleBrat (Posts: 885; 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, 17:36 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, 22:04 3

96. wumberpeb (Posts: 406; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


Just because its "unbelievable" that an iDevice could have given someone so many problems, doesn't mean he's lying dumbass

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 23:40 3

97. luxzy801 (Posts: 115; Member since: 16 Jun 2010)


"No surprise here as Apple has a great combination of software, hardware and customer support. "

Right; Just so you know, if you actually look at it, the iPhone is nothing more than a feature phone with an app store.
If you took a Samsung Behold back from 2008 and gave it an app store with 500,000+ apps, it would be just the same as an iPhone.
But why stop there, lets also take the LG Prada, or the Giorgio Armani or the LG Dare, I can go on and on.
Taco; I dare you to get an iPhone and get an old feature phone, put them side by side and compare them (Without talking about the app store).
I can tell you what is happening in real life, but you would probably deny it and say that I am biased against the iPhone or I have no idea what im talking about.

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 00:41 1

112. omar300 (Posts: 171; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


People stop arguing with this guy, i feel like he is a robot setup by apple to argue about how apple is awesome with facts made out of thin air. I feel stupid i read all these comments and feel sorry for people(including myself) who responded to this taco05 user.

A wise suggestion: dont bother reading article or comments, the article is wrong and the comment section is bashed by user tac005, so neither are worth reading.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 15:58 2

2. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


LOOK AT ALL THE f**kS I GIVE

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 16:07 6

5. camera531 (Posts: 99; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


It doesn't really matter. Everything but the iPhone will be banned in the US by the time fall comes around.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 16:58 2

20. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Lol. Thanks, Apple. :P

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 17:13 2

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


Well it surely looks like the Nexus and hopefully the SIII will be.

S-voice is a shameful copy. It shows Samsung hasn't learned it's lesson and needs to be banned.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 16:18 8

9. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2871; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Lol how did I know this article was going to be by Alan F.

Okay in all seriousness even if it was about wanting to switch to android, who cares!? I don't care if someone else likes the iphone or an android phone more, good for them. This is just silly bragging.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 17:11 5

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


I agree who cares what phones people choose to use.

Oh I know fandroids! Yup fandroids come and troll every Apple article religiously bashing iPhone users for their personal phone choice.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 17:20 3

31. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2871; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I could care less what phone or carrier you use. All the power to you sir. I am just sick of these pointless bragging articles on all sides. Including the ones for Android.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 19:01 1

47. Whateverman (Posts: 3158; Member since: 17 May 2009)


We're you not the very first person to comment on this article. That tells me you care an awful lot what phone other people carry.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 19:15 5

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


Did I make any attacks or put down any other OS? I made some statements about the positive things I think leads to Apple success. It's not my fault if people have a problem with that.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 20:23

76. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Good..... Fandroids every-where!

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 07:36

102. slaggyb (Posts: 167; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


You are damn right who cares? And I disagree, this afo-mentioned record was actually conducted by phonearena infact Allan is the analyst here...Am a blackberry user and have been using berrys for over 4yrs now I always get the latest and greatest once it launches and am more than happy with my bold 9900 infact am posting this comment using ma bold and am not droping my berry anytime for any other os...I own the galaxy s ii which I bought when I had excess change and all it does is warm my room...I love all mobile os no doubt but I hate it when all phonearena puts up on their site about RIM is always bad even if it wasn't meant to be that way they make it look like blackberries are the worst phones out there.....Americans don't use balckberrys anymore but the rest of the world does use them...

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 16:57 3

19. JoeDega (Posts: 4; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


Get your head outta the sand Taco...here the article from phonearena.http://www.phonearena.com/news/Mighty-Apple-iPhone-brought-down-by-Motorola-DROID-RAZR-MAXX-at-Verizon-says-analyst_id31123

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 17:09 5

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


Joe do you know what an analyst report is?

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 18:19 2

40. greathero1 (Posts: 443; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)


Here is the other article from the other analyst who said the iPhone was on top in sales

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Just-which-smartphone-is-the-top-seller-at-Verizon_id31622

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