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

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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112 Comments

1. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 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.

3. SleepingOz unregistered

The flies can't be wrong! s**t is good! =]

4. Aeires unregistered

Except that's wrong. The number 1 selling phone on Verizon is the Motorola Razr Maxx, not the iPhone.

8. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

You have no proof of that of course

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.

13. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

it's called an analyst report which means it's a guess not a fact.

12. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"iPhone is the leading smartphone in the US on every carrier that has one." Do you have any proof ?

15. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Yes the first quarter financial reports for Sprint, Verizon and AT&T

16. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

You have said: "...on every carrier that has one." And what about T-Mobile ?

21. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Obviously T-Mobile doesn't sell an iPhone.

29. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Truth, but still not sure about Verizon.

32. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

It's a fact. 51% of ALL smartphone sales on VZW in Q1 were iPhones.

108. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 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.)

107. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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....

6. maxkobi

Posts: 30; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

Source or it didnt happen...

11. Aeires unregistered

Agreed.

35. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

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

7. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 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. ;)

17. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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.

22. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 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.

27. Aeires unregistered

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

33. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I don't need to. It's an analyst report. There's also a report that says iPhone is #1.

36. Aeires unregistered

Link it then. Otherwise shut up.

51. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Use Google that's your friend right?

104. Aeires unregistered

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

64. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

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

68. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 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.

90. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 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.

94. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Source or get out

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