BlackBerry brand loyalty hits low as UK customers switch to the iPhone... 4

BlackBerry brand loyalty hits low as UK customers switch to the iPhone... 4
While John Chen is, undeniably, doing a heck of a job steering BlackBerry's ship towards warmer shores, UK phone trade-in website 'Cash for phones comparison' has lined up some bleak stats, showing the long path that the Canadian company has ahead of becoming relevant in the consumer smartphone business again.

Basically, only ~8% of customers who traded an old BlackBerry phone for a new handset claimed loyalty to the brand, while the overwhelming majority of ~66% of customers has went the path of the iPhone. Another %7 are heading towards a new Samsung device. Adding insult to the injury, 42.1% of the website's customers are trading a trusty old BlackBerry for the iPhone 4 - an aging device that Apple has now stopped updating. Only 5.26% are switching to the latest iPhone 5S.

The most traded-in BlackBerry device on the website is the Bold 9790, introduced November 2011. Interestingly, BlackBerry recently restarted production of the Bold 9900, a model that's a good four months older than the 9790.

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1. mkhwaja

Posts: 13; Member since: May 28, 2014

That's okay, BlackBerry is going to be low two more quarters, but after that they will start competing for real. Yes John Chen is a good CEO but he is the perfect guy for BlackBerry.

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7420; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

With BlackBerry adding Amazon's Android app store (240,000 apps), this means users don't have to sideload android apps. They get to just install both Blackberry and Amazon apps with ease.

8. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

yeah, only 8% still loyal to the brand, and the 92% might think different. why buy bb, if they want android apps.

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 22194; Member since: May 28, 2014

And where are you getting your information from? A trade in website? And you think THAT determines the percentage of ALL BlackBerry fans that remain loyal to them? Lmao! You trolls will grasp at any straw, won't you?

7. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

really? congratulation then. Maybe cashforphonecomparison should include you in their stats. 0.01% of bb owner still delusional and think bb can revive. To be honest, after 2 more quarter, bb might be going downhill without the brake. right now, bb is going downhill, but their property, and unsold asset has help them in JC accounting magic. 2 more quarters, when the property is all gone, you will know that bb is UN-rescuable.

12. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

Ahhh,, Good help us all. It is ignorant people like you who keep destroying the world and have no hope in humanity. Just get OVER it already. BlackBerry is not going anywhere so either you stop with your nonsense or keep TROLLING until God knows when you will get out from under that rock.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22194; Member since: May 28, 2014

WahaWihaknee, you just really need to get over yourself. The latest stats show BlackBerry is going NOWHERE but up. You really didn't pay attention to the earnings report, did you?

22. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

He doesn't care about anything sensible, all he cares and ever does is troll and spread hatred.

23. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

tatail, ouch that hurts... the truth hurt... the truth that BB is in deep sh!t is even hurt. Why you can't accept that bb is going down? It's confirmed by the trading sites also, that bb user were fleeing. Only 8% of bb user still buying bb phone. If UK has around 20 million BB user, that means only 1.6 million bb phone will be sold in the upgrade cycle of bb which is around 24-30 months. which make it 50K-80K phone / months... I know reality s)cks. perhaps I should spread lie instead such as bb is doing great and will sell 2.5 million phone next quarter.

24. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

And why does it bother you that we still use BlackBerry? Why does it make you uncomfortable that we like BlackBerry? What is that you are losing if we are sticking with the Brand we like and not the one you want us to? Have you seen me bash any nonsense about any brand? If you have a 0.1% self-respect then stop TROLLING. Dude, I know exactly where BlackBerry stands today compared to a year ago and a year before that. YOU are not the only person who can read and write. If I like something I won't give a **** how many phones they are selling, as long as it works best for me than any other. I don't care how many phones BlackBerry sells, DON'T you see that? Stop with the childish trolls man, even other trolls consider you troll. You are on a totally different league when it comes to trolling.

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 22194; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly what I have been thinking! You hit the nail right on the head with this comment. And it's true: Even the other trolls on PA think Wahywahoo is a troll.

31. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

WahooWiener will never get it. I don't know if it's his grasp of the English language, or if he just doesn't understand. He doesn't understand: 1. What "fiscal" means; 2. What the latest financial reports actually say; 3. That this article does not represent the entire population; 4. That he is disrespecting pretty much everyone here except his buddy Apiskula; 5. anything you, tatail, or I have written; 6. what the word "racist" actually means; 7. how to predict correctly; 8. we don't care what his predictions are. And in turn, I don't understand: 1. Why he continues to post only on BlackBerry articles if he has never even used a BlackBerry device; 2. Why he thinks BlackBerry will go bankrupt; 3. Why he thinks we care; 4. basically anything he's written (bad English!)

32. meanestgenius

Posts: 22194; Member since: May 28, 2014

You drove the points home with this post, ablopez. WahaWihaknee just doesn't understand that outside of his troll buddy Apiskula, no one cares what he thinks. His predictions are always WAY off the mark and he constantly speaks from a place of ignorance when he talks about BlackBerry, being that he's never even used a BlackBerry 10 device. Maybe one day he will get it...but I doubt it. Good thing there are those like you, tatail and myself to set the trolls like him straight.

29. alexthe10

Posts: 21; Member since: May 13, 2014

Haha best comment ever. And i thought i would only see this kind of comments on Crackberry but hey makes me feel good to know why we BlackBerry fans are loyal. For the funny record i just found out a year ago BlackBerry was a canadian company. Just to show i Love BlackBerry for what their phones do And deliver not for the amounts they sell or where they come from aslong as i get the job done faster and better. the fact that antrolls And ishiips don't know the beauty of BB10 OS its find with me i don't want trolls having the power we have.

30. alexthe10

Posts: 21; Member since: May 13, 2014

Since when is "ovejas" an offensive word? O Yea thats right ever since phonearena became one And Apple their pastor..hahaha And for another record didnt like over 1000 iphones And iPad got hacked again like a day ago And guess what phonearena since You made no menciĆ³n of it they are moving all of there employees to BES10 whats that? Yeah BlackBerry Baby

26. meanestgenius

Posts: 22194; Member since: May 28, 2014

Wahaknee, once again your pulling out these delusional figures. I think the truth hurts YOU more than anybody. BlackBerry is doing much better. That's the TRUTH. Their most recent quarterly report backs that up. There are zero CREDIBLE trading sites saying that BlackBerry users are fleeing. If they are fleeing, it's from BBOS7.x handsets to BB10 handsets, as evident by their earnings report. BlackBerry will hit their internal goals next quarter, just like they did this one. And what will you say then? More garbage and lies?

33. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

SHUT UP troll!

2. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

One has to wonder how much longer BB can continue taking such a beating, not just financially but also within the consumer mindset, BB has an awful rep. amongst many consumers. The fact that people are trading in their BBs for a iPhone 4 and especially a BB9790 is interesting, these are people who are very budget orientated, BB is missing a huge chunk of this market, they must drop the BB Z10 pricing ASAP and ship the Z3 globally ASAP to.

9. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

If bb want the beating to be stooped, they should be realistic and understand that they brand value already diminished. Z10, Q10, and Z3 is not a bad product. It's a good product priced wrongly. BB should sell Z10 for around US$ 200, Q10 for around US$180, and Z3 for around US$ 110. With these pricing strategy bb can sold 6-8 million phone each quarter easily. I believe apple were recycling the iphone 4. I read somewhere in PA & apple web site that apple accept trade in, and the phone in the trade in will be sold again (refurb?).

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 22194; Member since: May 28, 2014

BlackBerry definitely does not need to take any advice from an armchair CEO such as yourself.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 22194; Member since: May 28, 2014

So you really think this little trade in website determines who is loyal to BlackBerry? Have you lost all common sense? And you do know that consumer perception about BlackBerry is changing, right? If you bothered to read news outside of PA you would know that. You do also know that BlackBerry has THE BEST rep when it comes to enterprise, right? Y'know, that market that they DOMINATE. That market that is their main focus.

4. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Good move people as they recognize Blackberry is a failing platform. I would go with Android much better expierence

10. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

The article should be titled, "British is the most technologically unaware of European, large chunk of them still using BB. The condition only improve marginally. They chose the wrong phone again"

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 22194; Member since: May 28, 2014

Apiskula, there is no way you or Wahywahoo can logically say that being that NEITHER of you have ever tried a BlackBerry handset before. Their condition has improved greatly. But hey, haters like you are ALWAYS gonna hate what you secretly covet.

34. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

LOL, its the worst OS ever...

5. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

I'm impressed by the iphone 4's stamina. After all these years it's still going strong, my friend's 4 is still in good shape. It just goes to show that iphones are very durable. It's sad Apple has to kill off older devices to push sales for the newer versions

6. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

If apple didn't do that, apple will be in dodo land along with bb.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 22194; Member since: May 28, 2014

BlackBerry isn't in dodo land. You and the rest of the haters are.

11. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

The iPhone 4 and 4S will remain strong here in the USA for some time because they make good BYOP phones on prepaid. You can update the iphone 4 to 7.1 How many 3 year old Android phones are running 4.3?

20. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

While apple might sell a truckload of iphone 4 & 4s and cheers by it's follower for it's 7.1 update. I heard different story from the iphone 4 & also 4s owner who got it on the first day of release. A lot of story said that their 3 years iphone 4 and also 2 years iphone 4s were lagging with iOS 7.1. They even believe that apple intentionally crippling their phone with each OS upgrade.

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