51% of the 1,500 surveyed own a smartphone while 39% had purchased a new one in the last six months. More than 37% are planning on buying a smartphone over the next 12 months. Of those who own a smartphone, 33% have an Apple iPhone while 28.3% sport a Samsung model. LG and HTC branding were found on 9.9% and 9.3% of the smartphones owned by the respondents respectively. Miscellaneous brands at 4.4% outscored both BlackBerry (3.4%) and Nokia (1.6%).
55.1% of those surveyed identified the OS on their phone as being Android. 31.3% said iOS while Windows Phone was driving 6.4% of the handsets used by respondents. While 3.4% were not sure, 3.1% said the BlackBerry OS was powering their phone. Interestingly enough, while most surveys show that most people know what kind of phone they plan on buying next, 44.5% of those asked in this survey said that they were not sure which manufacturer would get their business next. Meanwhile, 19.6% replied that Korean manufacturer Samsung would make their next phone while 17.7% listed the Apple iPhone as their next handset. BlackBerry came next at 5.9%, the best news that BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins will see from this survey. Running down the rest of the names mentioned, 4.4% said that their next smartphone will be a Motorola handset, followed by LG (3.1%) and Nokia (.7%).
source: Barron's via BGR