According to a new study from Crowd Science, four out of 10 BlackBerry users want to make the iPhone their next smartphone. Actually, the stat is the same for other smartphone users too, which probably pleases the sneaker and jeans?wearing honchos at Apple to no end.
The company got some impressive numbers during the 3GS launch, selling more than one million devices its opening weekend, and now they seem to be getting hearts and minds as well.
Here are the stats:
•40% of BlackBerry users want an iPhone as their next handset
•14% of non-BlackBerry smartphone users are considering a BB for their next device
•82% of iPhone users claim loyalty to the brand
•iPhone owners use their devices to browse the web and use more apps than other smartphone users. In general, they are also more satisfied with their phones than other smartphone users.
As if iPhone owners weren't smug enough. (Just kidding ? well, sort of. I say this, but I?m one of them too, and I've got to cop to some occasional self-satisfaction among my brethren.) If Apple's so dominant now, could you imagine what would happen if they ever do release the mythological iPhone ?Pro? someday?
The only thing standing in the way of total world domination is? well you already know the names: HTC Magic is expected to arrive here in the States in a couple weeks, and many more handsets are rumored to spread the word of Android by the end of the year. BlackBerry's premier touchscreen is getting an overhaul in the Storm 2, and then there's that little device Jimmy Fallon fell for (you might know it; it's called the Palm Pre).
Could any of these handsets could top the iPhone in sales? Maybe not right now, but there are one or two in there that may eventually give Apple a run for its money. But individual sales performance almost doesn't matter in this context. It's all about market share. Given the buzz these phones are commanding, their total numbers over time could seriously chip into Apple's figures.
So the statistics may be a great-looking snapshot for Apple right now, but the picture's far from complete. To keep its position as top dog, experts are saying the company will need to either re-revolutionize the iPhone in its next iteration or jump ship from AT&T and spread the love around. In truth, neither scenario sounds too bad to me, so keep the competition comin?!
[via I4U News]