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Most Verizon smartphone users are considering switching to the iPhone

0. phoneArena 04 Feb 2011, 00:22 posted on

According to a survey by uSamp, a majority of Verizon's BlackBerry and Android owners are considering a switch to the iPhone; BlackBerry users in particular were more likely to jump on the Apple bandwagon...

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posted on 04 Feb 2011, 01:26 4

1. Nedev (unregistered)


"ship-jumping hysteria"

You probably wanted to say "sheep-jumping"?

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 05:48

14. Yoda (unregistered)


His quote is also correct. I have heard it said both ways none the less we all definitely understand what your getting at! But NT ways most of those DROID and BLACKBERRY users will have to wait until there upgrade comes around to purchase that New(OLD) iPhone 4.

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 07:11 5

16. diduhearyourself (unregistered)


APPLE IPHONE
no adobe flash, no expandable memory, cant replace the battery yourself, wont be 4g, that damn 32 pin charger port that dont match non of the 5 micro usb car and house and usb cables that I already have. almost all of the good apps have a pricetag, but it has facetime and its pretty, nice pretty phone there guys looks good with your skinny jeans (beer commercial lmao)


as opposed to

ANDROID

adode flash (i just streamed denzel movie "unstoppable" on my droid x and no i didnt pay for it just streamed it from zshare) expandable memory up to 32gb so far and internal memory, replacable battery (just incase you want to have a extra battery charged), now having front facing cameras, 8mp camera, tons of good free apps, can return an app, no syncing required just log back into google if you get a different android device and retreive all of your numbers and paid apps,some apps can be saved to your memory card ,NEW (as of today)google marketplace online where you can purchase apps and free apps and they start downloading to your phone right then without connecting anything. fast fast fast, text to speech, the best input method since the qwerty keyboard SWYPE, plenty of flavors and style to choose from not just one that keeps getting changed every 1 year or so. Fully customizable

now how is apple better??? how

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 08:59 2

22. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


Better multimedia management and app developers will develop for iPhone first before Android. iOS is more refined and faster with better battery management. The apps have an approval process to assure quality while Android doesn't really have any quality control when it comes to apps. Android is fragmented to hell and getting updates is pretty much whenever the manufacturer feels like it or if they can make it work and if it's a low end Android device you're screwed for updates.

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 09:08 1

23. alc (Posts: 17; Member since: 19 May 2010)


i agree that iOS is still the standard for app development, although that is changing very quickly. I also agree Android is fragmented, but so is iOS. My friend still runs iOS 3 on his iphone 3GS because he never downloaded and installed the new version. at least android updates are pushed out.

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 12:21 1

28. didyouhearyourself (unregistered)


I personally like the open source development on the androids there has been free apps that ive downloaded that might have had a problem or lack something that would be nice to have on the app I just email the developer and the developer adjusted the app and added the feature that I wanted. It was a baseball game app and i wanted it to have a way to be able to control the outfield player to be able to be controlled by the user to go retrieve the ball i email the developer and three days later got a reply from the developer saying thanks for your input we have updated the app and the capability is now available, try doing that with Apple it wont happen because everything has to go thru extreme approval and whatnot. it good to get updates as needed cause apple does a update everytime a new iphone is made android updates as needed. that like only being able to get your cars oil changed when you by a new car as oppose to getting the oil changed whenever you want. and android has several varieties of flavor and styles of phone low end, middle, and high, its called "variety, choice, options" cause not everyone wants a huge screen or all touch screen, some want a physical keyboard, a smaller device a bigger device a slimmer device and heavier device, and android satisfies all of that across all the different carriers not just at&t and now verizon.

im now stepping off the soap box lol that was alot of meaningless typing for something that i dont make profit from

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 13:46 3

31. WD40 (Posts: 18; Member since: 21 Oct 2009)


1. Better Multimedia Management - Opinion, but I tend to agree for the most part.
2. App Developers will develop for the iPhone first - False (each developer will make their own decision)
3. iOS is more refined - you have to be kidding, if you mean old people can use it easier.
4. Android doesn't really have an quality control - what you mean to say is Google is an open platform where Apple's greedy interests don't come first.
5. Android is Fragmented - I used this word (Fragmented) in a previous post, what I have come to realize is people are afraid of diversity.

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 20:09

33. luxzy801 (Posts: 136; Member since: 16 Jun 2010)


Oh, by apps you mean that spiffy light sabre app that is so cool on the iPhone?
Both android and iOS have a long way to go to get "Real" apps. BTW, since you are going to jump at me for posting this, tell me how many work related apps the iPhone has and for what field and I will tell you why the 'app" bullcrap is for the iOS is overrated. (By work related, i mean for all types of employment from Business to the Medical Field)

posted on 05 Feb 2011, 11:30

36. remixfa (Posts: 13933; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


the medical field is going android. all the local hospitals in my area are lookin at android tablets like the galaxy tab and streak7. all the medical stuff is on android, android is more compatable with more devices, and android is customizable to its use.
a doc can now tap something on the tablet, have it notifiy the nurses, change his meds, and adjust his charts in one shot. The glory of open source.

all that spells real world sales, for android.



BTW, ios isnt refined, its simplified to make it idiot proof. its just a list of shortcuts in bright pretty colors. yea it runs smooth, but thats because its doing less per second than an android set. lack of flash makes your web browsing limited. that "approval process" means steve jobs can remove any apps he wants, and does on a regular basis to reduce competition for apple products (like he just denied access to the sony book store). on and on and on.
paying more to get less... thats the apple way.

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 01:45 4

2. tuminatr (Posts: 682; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


hey it is a cool phone, personally I am getting a 4g droid. there is no way I am signing a 2 year contract for a 3g phone

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 02:28 2

7. Napoleon (Posts: 60; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)


I complelely agree with you...

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 07:21 2

18. Finally (unregistered)


Yea it is 3g but if your not in a major city then 4g doesn't matter. 4g will not cover as much area as 3g until 2013. By then a 4g iphone will be out.

posted on 05 Feb 2011, 01:19 1

34. jabowalker (Posts: 5; Member since: 10 Sep 2009)


which would be 2 years from now, so you would have another upgrade and you can choose the iphone 7 or whatever new android phone is killing it at that time.

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 01:57 1

3. E.N. (Posts: 2329; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Yikes

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 02:00 6

4. saneok (Posts: 78; Member since: 01 Oct 2009)


I think Iphone is a good phone for the "average Joe". Its super easy to use and its "cool", so many people want it. But i am not one of them. Android FTW

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 02:29 1

8. E.N. (Posts: 2329; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Rationalizing much? And do you know what's supa cool? Going around everywhere and saying "Droooiiiid" The Droid also made it "cool" to have an Android device, so don't feel too special. You might not have the original Droid, but that's the phone that brought Android to fame.

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 02:08 2

5. ChineseMuscle (Posts: 47; Member since: 15 Nov 2008)


I have the Droid X and am really liking it a lot but I am a WINDOWS boy. I might leave Android for windows 7 series when Verizon gets it..... Might...

The iPhone 4 is not for me sorry!

But the next iPhone might.... Don't know yet.

I just want a HUGE screen! I am HUGE boy.

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 02:42 1

9. E.N. (Posts: 2329; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Yeah I agree with that. I really don't think it's smart buying an iPhone 4 at this time. But hey, whatever floats your boat.

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 02:08 1

6. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


It's a great phone. Fanboys can say what they want but it's a great phone that does whatever it is you need it to do...except voice and data...regardless of that, TUMINATOR has a magnificent point these people are signing 2 year contracts for a 3G phone. No matter how good it is, I wouldn't do that. Not at this point in time. I think summer last year was the last reasonable time to do that. After summer 2012 every smartphone that wants to stay relevent needs to be LTE or wimax(screw the
wannabe-but-officially-4G HSAP+).

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 03:41

10. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Woops!!! I meant HSPA+ lol

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 04:36 2

11. amroth (unregistered)


Is anyone interested in HP/Palm's announcement on the 9th? As a loyal Palm user, I figure I might as well wait to hear what's coming since it will probably be a couple of months before you can walk in and actually get an iPhone.

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 10:27

26. Steve Jobs's Tumor (unregistered)


Nope, after 3 Palm phones (2 windows based, 1 Palm OS) I will never go back to Palm. You're asking for nothing but trouble. It's Palm's last dying effort and what will happen for support when they're bankrupt (which they are very close to right now)?

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 13:25 1

29. Amroth (unregistered)


I'd agree with you except for the fact that HP bought Palm. The Palm branding is supposed to be going away. I don't see HP going out of business till at least after my 8 month old is graduating from college.

posted on 05 Feb 2011, 16:32 1

37. snowgator (Posts: 3233; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


I think it is smart to wait on the HP announcement. The webOS is a good product, and HP can put together a good cell phone if they learn from the Palm phones flops.And while I know everyone wants to be first, the iphone isn't going anywhere. I would wait until the summer at the peak of the cell phone wars, when all new devices and all the carriers have to show the best hands on the table. Get the most options out there, and then grab your iphone.

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 05:21 2

12. laceych (Posts: 3; Member since: 31 Jan 2011)


I love android its soo much better than the i phone. The i phone doesnt let you personalize it at all were the android phones thats what its all about!

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 05:39

13. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


You seem to be an android fan that has never lifted an iPhone since iOS 4. My iPhone looks like no other. My lockscreen and homscreens are something you won't find on another phone gauranteed. My layouts are unique as well. Hell, my first homescreen page is completely empty. Even my lockscreen password isn't a simple keypad entry. And there's also the individual text and custom ringtones so my phone will never sounds exactly like someone elses either. To say the iPhone is not customizable is at least a misnomer.

That said I know android is way more customizable. My nexus one has widgets and interactive homescreens. I have a third party keyboard instead of stock android.

So I know of customization. And although android can be personalized way more(unless u use an HTC and have that bullshit sense ui) personalization on the iPhone exists. Unique and individual are two words that do exist for it. Don't be fooled by the hype.

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 07:10 1

15. diduhearyourself (unregistered)


APPLE IPHONE
no adobe flash, no expandable memory, cant replace the battery yourself, wont be 4g, that damn 32 pin charger port that dont match non of the 5 micro usb car and house and usb cables that I already have. almost all of the good apps have a pricetag, but it has facetime and its pretty, nice pretty phone there guys looks good with your skinny jeans (beer commercial lmao)


as opposed to

ANDROID

adode flash (i just streamed denzel movie "unstoppable" on my droid x and no i didnt pay for it just streamed it from zshare) expandable memory up to 32gb so far and internal memory, replacable battery (just incase you want to have a extra battery charged), now having front facing cameras, 8mp camera, tons of good free apps, can return an app, no syncing required just log back into google if you get a different android device and retreive all of your numbers and paid apps,some apps can be saved to your memory card ,NEW (as of today)google marketplace online where you can purchase apps and free apps and they start downloading to your phone right then without connecting anything. fast fast fast, text to speech, the best input method since the qwerty keyboard SWYPE, plenty of flavors and style to choose from not just one that keeps getting changed every 1 year or so. Fully customizable

now how is apple better??? how

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 07:17 1

17. Finally (unregistered)


I am one of those who jumped ship and ordered an iphone. I currently am a droid user and I absolutely love it. Flash, Turn by Turn, ALMOST all the same apps, and widgets. No complaints at all...but it doesn't have ALL the apps of iphone some of which i really want. And the main reason and most obvious reason is...ITS AN IPHONE...Waiting for this moment for forever

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 07:25 2

19. tedkord (Posts: 4937; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I would have considered the iPhone, even with some of it's limitations (no flash, locked down, etc) if it had been a LTE phone. Someone above said it best - no way I'm locking into a 2 year EVDO contract. My area (both work and home) is within VZW's existing LTE coverage maps. That doesn't mean it will work well, or at full speed, but it puts me a step ahead of much of the country on getting it.

However, the main thing that would keep me away from the iPhone is iTunes. I want to be able to just drag and drop any type media file onto my microSD card and just watch it, then when I upgrade devices, just move the card to the new phone. I had to put iTunes on the family PC for my daughter's iPod, and I can't stand it. Wiped it off and made her keep it on her school laptop.

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 09:15 1

24. alc (Posts: 17; Member since: 19 May 2010)


I agree completely about iTunes. My wife's computer was damaged last year when she still used her iphone (she has since switched to android). We bought a new computer thinking we were safe since all of her songs were on her iphone...what a mess that was!

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 08:39 1

20. dcgore (unregistered)


I switched back to VZ on an old bberry from iphone on AT&T with the intention of getting the VZ iphone. I am not getting one. I am not locking myself to a 2 year contract for something that will be replaced 6 months from now and paying 650 dollars + under the same scenario doesn't make sense.

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 08:52 1

21. Moet007 (unregistered)


That survey is accurate ONLY because iPhone has been exclusive to AT&T for so long and when you don't have something that others have it makes you want it more, it's natural human instinct. In the long run ppl will realize they are similar products and the "hysteria" will die down. Either case both platforms will be around for a long time coming...

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 10:11 2

25. Fred (unregistered)


Deal breaker for me is the proprietary charging. iOS is extremely original and deserves recognition....BUT, the charging port? Come on, get with the standardization already.

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 10:56 1

27. DJLegacy2k5 (Posts: 212; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


So wait? PhoneArena says "MOST Verizon SMARTPHONE users are considering switching to the iPhone"...

Then we get numbers like "25%" then are told it's mainly Blackberry users. DUH...Anyone still owning a Blackberry will consider switching to a basic FLIP Phone just to get off of their outdated, slow, feature lacking BBs.

Seriously? How is 25% and then 29% Somewhat likely stating that MOST smartphone users are considering anything. So basically anyone with an OLD ass phone are considering upgrading to the YEAR OLD iPhone 4, while people with NEWER Android devices are NOT switching because they aren't worthless sheep? My current store is even selling more WP7 over iPhone4s because if the sales team is GOOD they will point out all the flaws of the iPhone and put people into phones that are actually worth a damn. Just saying...

Stop trying to BLUR the lines with these articles...

posted on 05 Feb 2011, 16:48

38. snowgator (Posts: 3233; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


I have kinda heard this stuff about the death kneel of Blackberry for a while. If you are a consumer, I am not really sure why you would own a Blackberry except for the quality of the phone. (Credit where credit is due gang- Blackberry is a solid phone.) For web bowsing, apps, music players and general fun, Blackberry is several years behind its competition. But while the percentage of the population buying smartphones skyrocket, and most new consumers would rather jump on a bike without a seat then marry a Blackberry for two years, the actual number of Blackberry sales has held fairly steady. My wife is a retail manager, and you couldn't pry her Blackberry from her cold, dying hands. For what she does, and she works her back end off, Blackberry is the superior phone. Blackberry remains a player by staying loyal to the crowd that buys the product. I may not get it, but we all know cell phones ARE actually personel prefernces, right? Blackberry will survive, and Droid hasn't got a thing to worry about from the iPhone. Now windows, HP, and other systems? Start sweating and filling out resumes.....

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 13:32

30. WD40 (Posts: 18; Member since: 21 Oct 2009)


What a ridiculous survey. What this survey should ask is " How many Droid X users are considering switching?", or something that. I mean how biased is this survey to take a Blackberry Curve user or a Motorola Citrus user and ask them this question. Of course an iPhone is going to be appealing to them. They are basing this on the OS not the phone. Apple only has one by the way.
It might as well ask, "How many Verizon feature phone users are planning on switching?"

Wait I got a better one.

"How many Apple Fan boy surveys will be posted to discussion groups to get people to assume that a Motorola Citrus is like a HTC Thunderbolt, and that Apple is some how superior".

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 14:21 2

32. achilles (Posts: 54; Member since: 27 May 2010)


I dont want to have expanable storage by using a micro sd card! I dont want flash video support! I want to have limited video calling with Only other Iphone users. I dont want USB mass storage and want to be forced to use Itunes to transfer data. I dont want the option of buying a removeable extended battery. I am a sheep.

posted on 05 Feb 2011, 09:01

35. Wesly Mathurin (unregistered)


I am a big Steve Job's fan!
But,the iPhone 4 is too small!
And I think that some of us should wait the iPhone 5 because Steve job is very creative so I would not be surprised if the iPhone 5 comes with dual core or LTE,or may be GSM only.
And what is the rush!
Apple is in trouble because is taking over! So apple market share start decreasing a little so for those who are eager to have the iPhone 4
"GOOD LUCK"

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