Most Verizon smartphone users are considering switching to the iPhone

Most Verizon smartphone users are considering switching to the iPhone
You probably already guessed this, but here's some confirmation: the majority of Verizon's BlackBerry and Android users are considering switching to the Verizon iPhone. According to a study by uSamp, 25% of the respondents are 'very likely' to switch to the iPhone. Another 29% are 'somewhat likely' to switch.

Even more impressive was the fact that, of those customers that were 'very likely' to switch to the iPhone, 24% said they were willing to wait in line on its day of launch. Only the iPhone could elicit this kind of ship-jumping hysteria.

As you might have guessed, Android users are less likely to switch to the iPhone. As many as two-thirds of BlackBerry owners said that they were 'very likely' or 'somewhat likely' to switch to the iPhone. Those users cited BlackBerry shortcomings like the web browser, media, memory, camera quality, and the general interface. Among Android users, however, 44% were considering the switch.

These figures could spell trouble for Android, but the iPhone will be even more detrimental to RIM's footing at Verizon. With their grip gradually loosening from Big Red, they'll be counting on their PlayBook to regain their traction.

source: uSamp via Electronista

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  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1420 mAh(7.00h talk time)

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38 Comments

1. Nedev unregistered

"ship-jumping hysteria" You probably wanted to say "sheep-jumping"?

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.

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

22. TKFox007

Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 02, 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.

23. alc

Posts: 17; Member since: May 19, 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.

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

31. WD40

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 21, 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.

33. luxzy801

Posts: 140; Member since: Jun 16, 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)

36. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

2. tuminatr

Posts: 1164; Member since: Feb 23, 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

7. Napoleon

Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 09, 2010

I complelely agree with you...

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.

34. jabowalker

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 10, 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.

3. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Yikes

4. saneok

Posts: 78; Member since: Oct 01, 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

8. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 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.

5. ChineseMuscle

Posts: 47; Member since: Nov 15, 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.

9. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 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.

6. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 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+).

10. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Woops!!! I meant HSPA+ lol

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.

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)?

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.

37. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 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.

12. laceych

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 31, 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!

13. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 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.

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

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

19. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

24. alc

Posts: 17; Member since: May 19, 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!

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