reports that a new Crowd Source study shows that Blackberry owners
haven't developed long-term affinity for their devices. The study
revealed that 39% of current Blackberry owners said they are "very
likely" to buy an iPhone as their next device. Another 34% said they
expect to try an Android next.
Everyone knows that iPhone is a notorious data hog -- prior to its debut in 2007, handsets had such a poor user interface that few people actually bothered to use them for anything but phone calls. Now, one of the makers of competing Blackberry devices says the iPhone will be a "prophet of a bandwidth-challenged future."
It was only a few days ago we discussed how the iPhone was growing in its third place status, but still lagged behind Research in Motion's Blackberry and Nokia's smartphones globally. In smaller markets, though, the picture is a little different.
Despite being a
late player to the mobile phone market and the typically higher prices
charged for Mac products, Apple's iPhone has managed to move into third
place globally behind Nokia and Research in Motion.