50% of BlackBerry users Jumping ship??

| August 3, 2010 | 4 Replies
The numbers don’t lie.  We have all probably heard this before and the following story is no exception to the rule, or is it?  Reports are coming in that show a whopping 50% of current BlackBerry users just aren’t satisfied and may be jumping ship to the iPhone, or Android platform.  This may come as no surprise to current Android and iPhone lovers, however there are many BlackBerry addicts that feel their once beloved platform is just simply not keeping up.  I can say that I have thought several times about switching to a different device and software altogether, but I am still a loyal BlackBerry user, and fanatic.  With the assumption of the soon to be released BlackBerry Torch 9800 as well as OS 6  it will be interesting to see just how many current users do make the leap considering some of the enhancements that we’ve seen within all of the OS 6 teasers.  But will it be enough?  Drop us a comment below and give us your feedback.  Will you be trading in your BlackBerry and heading to the competition?

Nielsen has its own angle on the smartphone numbers game out today, and the results vaguely resemble the numbers from Canalys. Perhaps more interesting than the ever present market share tug-of-war (Nielsen pegs Google, RIM, and Apple at 27 percent, 33 percent, and 23 percent in sales to new smartphone subscribers, respectively) a note on brand loyalty turns out ugly for BlackBerry: while 89 percent of iPhone owners plan on getting another iPhone, and 71 percent of Android buyers plan to re-up, only 42 percent of BlackBerry owners plan to stick around. The defectors are pretty evenly split, with 29 percent planning to go iPhone, and 21 percent to go Android. That compares to 2 and 3 percent in the iPhone and Android camps planning a move to BlackBerry. We’ll see if BlackBerry 6 can solve this little problem for RIM, but the few tweaks we’ve seen so far seem hardly capable of stemming the flow.

Source:  Engadget

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  • Jeff says:

    Yeah, sorry, jumping as soon as I can. With the OS6 update only coming for a few devices, Im out. Sorry RIM, too little, too late.

  • Jeff says:

    Yeah, sorry, jumping as soon as I can. With the OS6 update only coming for a few devices, Im out. Sorry RIM, too little, too late.