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40 percent of BlackBerry users would change to an iPhone

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 16 Mar 2010 20:22 User comments (6)

40 percent of BlackBerry users would change to an iPhone Arstechnica has put together an interesting article this week that shows the loyalty (or lack thereof) of current BlackBerry owners.
Citing a Crowd Science survey, Ars says that 2 out of every 5 current BlackBerry owners would switch to an Apple iPhone when their contract was up.

Additionally, 33 percent of current iPhone owners, as well as 16 percent of BlackBerry owners use their devices for "exclusively personal use", not for work. Only 1 percent of iPhone owners use their devices exclusively for business/work and 7 percent of BlackBerry users do the same.

Higher percentages, 66 percent for iPhone owners and 77 percent for BlackBerry users, used their devices for both work and personal reasons.

Finally, the survey showed that 90 percent of both Android and iPhone owners would stick with their current OS/devices when their contracts were up, showing much better loyalty than current RIM users.

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6 user comments

116.3.2010 23:52
Ansley
Unverified new user

I'd sooooo trade my BB for an iPhone. I'm sick and tired of the trackball, the horrible web browser and typing numbers and symbols is a pain. Plus the BB is a boring phone, it doesn't have all the apps and games that the iPhone has. I'm hoping that Verizon will get the iPhone some time soon.

217.3.2010 4:52

Verizon already has the Droid...why would they go out of their way to bribe apple to bring an inferior device?



317.3.2010 12:43

whhy anyone would choose to dumb down to an iphoen from a BB eludes me. if anythign they shoudl be atleast looking at webos

417.3.2010 21:52

I had a Palm Pre and BB Curve during my time with Sprint. I switched to AT&T, because I had to and got an iPhone 3GS. I'm much happier with it it than any of my previous phones on Sprint. Granted it is Jailbroken.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 17 Mar 2010 @ 21:54

518.3.2010 15:56

Originally posted by Memnock:
I had a Palm Pre and BB Curve during my time with Sprint. I switched to AT&T, because I had to and got an iPhone 3GS. I'm much happier with it it than any of my previous phones on Sprint. Granted it is Jailbroken.
So a open source Iphone is better than any other phone?
Of course if u dont mind losing the phiscal keyboard, Multi tasking, Extra Cost for att, less feature(like GPS SPRINT TV aka Flo), desine and bulk size phone...

WebOS user and previous Iphone owner... Apps on the Palm Pre are not even close of the amazing options of Iphone offers...
But nothing else is in there to make me change back. I was sold for the Sprint plan, 70 bucks for Unl call, Messages, Data, Gps and 6 live channels... Not too sheby

618.3.2010 20:36

Originally posted by Memnock:
Originally posted by i1der:
Originally posted by Memnock:
I had a Palm Pre and BB Curve during my time with Sprint. I switched to AT&T, because I had to and got an iPhone 3GS. I'm much happier with it it than any of my previous phones on Sprint. Granted it is Jailbroken.
So a open source Iphone is better than any other phone?
Of course if u dont mind losing the phiscal keyboard, Multi tasking, Extra Cost for att, less feature(like GPS SPRINT TV aka Flo), desine and bulk size phone...

WebOS user and previous Iphone owner... Apps on the Palm Pre are not even close of the amazing options of Iphone offers...
But nothing else is in there to make me change back. I was sold for the Sprint plan, 70 bucks for Unl call, Messages, Data, Gps and 6 live channels... Not too sheby

From what I've seen I would say yes an open source iPhone 3GS is the best phone you can get today. This is at least for me. You get the 150,000 plus apps. You get arguably the best mp3 playing phone and well as the best gaming phone. However, you don't have to deal with the closed iPhone OS. I can multi-task just fine on my jailbroken iPhone and do pretty much anything one could do on webOS or Android.

I'd like a camera flash, but hey none of these devices are perfect. I liked Sprint's pricing, but I wouldn't switch back even if I could for now at least.

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