40% of Blackberry users willing to trade in for an iPhone


kdarling

macrumors P6
Gotta love polls like this, especially since they only hit up a couple of hundred people. You can really play with the results.

The full report says that:
  • 72% of Blackberry owners "might" or "definitely" would buy Android.
  • 69% of Blackberry owners "might" or "definitely" would buy an Iphone.
Also:
  • 58% of iPhone owners might or would buy an Android phone.
  • 36% of Android owners might or would buy an iPhone
And:
  • 100% of current Android users would recommend Android to others
  • 97% of current iPhone users would recommend iPhone to others
 

HungryWriter

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Mar 15, 2010
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Those blackberry users that have yet to try an iPhone do not know that it is better! HAHAHA I come from experience using Palm for many years. Why would I switch to iPhone - I'd always compare my palm to my friend's iPhone: I can do this, that and more. Then, I used an iPhone. I was wrong.

Blackberry users that experience an iPhone - they aren't going back. My wife was one of them.
 

DaveSW

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Feb 6, 2010
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Gotta love polls like this, especially since they only hit up a couple of hundred people. You can really play with the results.

The full report says that:
  • 72% of Blackberry owners "might" or "definitely" would buy Android.
  • 69% of Blackberry owners "might" or "definitely" would buy an Iphone.
Also:
  • 58% of iPhone owners might or would buy an Android phone.
  • 36% of Android owners might or would buy an iPhone
And:
  • 100% of current Android users would recommend Android to others
  • 97% of current iPhone users would recommend iPhone to others

your figures are wrong! read the report again. jesus.
 

terraphantm

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Jun 27, 2009
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My dad carries both, since his job required a blackberry (which they pay for). The blackberry is definitely better for corporate email, but the iPhone is definitely better for everything else. With that said, I'd still like to try an android phone; having no app restrictions is an appealing thought to me.
 

QCassidy352

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Mar 20, 2003
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How is it only 40%? :D
 

CrzyCanuck72

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Jun 10, 2003
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I switched from an iPhone to a BlackBerry, and I won't be going back. Once you get hooked on the always-on communications aspect of it (BBM, email, IM), it's hard to put down. I'd still like to pick up an iPod Touch for all the neat apps, but my BlackBerry isn't going away any time soon.
 

greygray

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How is it only 40%? :D
The rest can't afford it/ are stuck with their companies' force-fed BBs.
 

Small White Car

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Aug 29, 2006
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Gotta love polls like this, especially since they only hit up a couple of hundred people. You can really play with the results.
I don't understand your post.

I could swear it looks like you're being sarcastic and you don't "love" polls like this and when you "play with" the results you prove just how pointless the poll is.

But then all the numbers you posted are quite interesting.

So what is your point? Am I not supposed to find those numbers interesting? Am I supposed to read them and think 'what a waste of time...stupid poll.' Maybe it's just me, but I didn't think that.

I thought the poll was interesting and I thought your numbers were interesting. None of that really matches up with someone who would "love" the poll sarcastically, however, so I'm afraid I'm missing something.


EDIT: Perhaps my sarcasm meter is off and you really DO love polls like this! That would explain it, actulally...
 

DNAppleGold

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Apr 9, 2009
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Switching From BB

I think the commonly heard line that "BBs are better for corporate e-mail" is not true for most people. Like many others, I was a long time BB business user. I was quite happy with my BB and had learned every short cut in the world. But I was feeling there was just more and more I couldn't do (or do well) on my BB. My wife has a G3 and when we're out together we practically never used the BB. But because I use mail/phone so often for business, and I travel so much for work, frankly I was a little nervous.

My concern was misplaced. I finally bought a 3gs about a month ago, have done two extended business trips, and I couldn't be happier. Of course there are features about the BB I miss (speed dialing for one). But for every feature I miss, there are several Iphone features that I like as well - even on core phone/email functions. Overall, I like all the Iphone apps as much and in many cases much, much more than BB. You will simply be amazed how much more you use your phone!

Everyone's biggest concern is typing - it was mine as well. I now find I normally type much faster on the Iphone, unless I only have one hand available (I then use dragon to dictate - you must get this awesome free app). Here how I made the adjustment:

- Type with your fingers, not your thumbs
- cradle the phone with one hand and type with your fingers on the other. Even better, lay the Iphone on a flat surface.
- Use landscape (just remember to turn the phone before you start typing). In landscape mode, on a flat surface, I can actually use 3-4 fingers!
- Use the auto-correct when possible. After about a week, you will be shocked how often the Iphone suggests the correct word well before you've finished.
- If you find you've mangled a word "mid-word", keep typing to see if the auto-correct will kick in Again, after about a week, you'll be shocked how often the phone suggests the right word before you've finished.

Enjoy your Iphone. Most BB users who are willing to change some ingrained habits end up loving their phones. I do.
 

nfl46

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It depends on your needs. I am a HUGE iPhone person, but since I'm about to graduate from college and I got my first career job, I needed to get rid of my "multimedia" phone and get a "business" phone. E-mail is top priority right now, and that is the reason why I am the owner of a Blackberry Bold 9700. I'll get a iPod Touch for my multimedia needs.
 

Blueline29

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Jun 16, 2009
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That was me last summer. Bold 9000 to 3GS, and I couldn't be happier with my decision.

80% of BlackBerry users will miss their physical keyboard if switching to the iPhone.
I thought I would miss it, too, and it honestly took me all of about 2 hours to get used to it. I can type faster now on the iPhone than I ever dreamed of typing on my BB.
 

aristobrat

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Oct 14, 2005
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80% of BlackBerry users will miss their physical keyboard if switching to the iPhone.
Not of their fingers are as big as mine. LOL

It depends on your needs. I am a HUGE iPhone person, but since I'm about to graduate from college and I got my first career job, I needed to get rid of my "multimedia" phone and get a "business" phone. E-mail is top priority right now, and that is the reason why I am the owner of a Blackberry Bold 9700. I'll get a iPod Touch for my multimedia needs.
I guess it depends on the career path? I work for a Fortune 500 company that prepping to support iPhones/'droids/Windows Mobile, in addition to BlackBerrys. The only way in hades we're able to do that is because the SVP and C-level folks are super tired of email-first devices and are dying to get multiemedia phones that can also do email. :D
 

nfl46

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Not of their fingers are as big as mine. LOL


I guess it depends on the career path? I work for a Fortune 500 company that prepping to support iPhones/'droids/Windows Mobile, in addition to BlackBerrys. The only way in hades we're able to do that is because the SVP and C-level folks are super tired of email-first devices and are dying to get multiemedia phones that can also do email. :D
It DEFINITELY depends on your career path. I couldn't imagine a "Graphic Arts Designer" with a Blackberry. That kind of person screams, "iPhone."