Two-Thirds of BlackBerry Owners Anticipate Switch to iPhone
If you thought a lot of BlackBerry owners had already jumped ship and plunged into iPhone territory, it looks like we may not have seen anything yet. Although researchers readily admit that a small, regionalized sample of smartphone users were tapped for the study, the findings appear to largely represent the widespread global attitudes of smartphone owners and prospective buyers in relation to the most recent industry-wide sales and wireless subscriber data.
According to the latest research (conducted by Piper Jaffray) into smartphone adoption, a staggering 67% of BlackBerry owners surveyed expressed their plans to make the switch to Apple's touchscreen smartphone when the time comes to get a new phone.
Only 26% of those surveyed admitted wanting to remain with the troubled RIM smartphone. In comparison to user loyalty on the Apple side of the equation, a resounding 94% of current iPhone owners say their next handset purchase will once again be a new or next-gen iPhone.
Android owners, however, are a tough breed to crack in terms of iOS conversion. 42% of Android owners intend to stick with their mobile operating system of choice. In the coming months, even with the anticipated launch of the iPhone 5, it's unlikely Apple will at any time soon make too great of a dent in Google’s mobile OS surge, which continues to claim a healthy portion of the total global smartphone market share.
Source: Piper Jaffray (via IntoMobile