75% of BlackBerry owners want to switch to iPhone or Android

It’s one thing to have some of your customers want to switch to a different brand. It’s another thing to have three-quarters of your customers unsatisfied and planning to make the switch. What company could possibly have 75% of its mobile phone users plotting to abandon it? You guessed it: RIM.

According to data from Drippler, a self-described gadget news aggregator, only 25 percent of BlackBerry owners have another BlackBerry on their smartphone wish list. The other 75 percent want out of the RIM ecosystem and most of them want either an Android device or iPhone.

Drippler tapped into its database of information regarding what phones users currently possess and which phone they are looking to buy next. With over one million users and 600,000 Android app downloads, Drippler can get a pretty decent idea of the general consensus of smartphone users.

Oh, RIM. Just when a light was starting to shine at the end of its very dark tunnel, we’re slammed with this report. RIM has made one mistake after another in the past year or so — employees have even seemingly attempted to drink their problems away. RIM debuted BlackBerry OS 7.1 at CES 2012 and is expected to unveil a promising new update for the BlackBerry PlayBook at Mobile World Congress, so the company is clearly banking on a turnaround this year.

  • as a blackberry user. i say bull shit.  i love my blackberries.  i have a phone and a playbook.  they work good together. i wouldn’t gave anything for any apple shit.  Isheep 

    • Blackberry or FAILBERRY can suck my dick the only thing its good at is blowing

  • Nick

    I bought a PlayBook 32Gb for my wife as a Christmas gift and she is very happy with it. She doesn’t need to use home computer at all now. On the PlayBook she’s got everything she needs: high quality screen, web browser with flash, Hotmail client, camera, pictures, music, pretty good stereo speakers  and HDMI output.  It’s very intuitive, easy-to-use device. You can use iTunes or MS Media Player to synchronize pictures and music but you do not have to use them – just copy and paste. Plus, it is small, light and portable to carry around with her. Also, it seems like 7 inch screen size is optimal – easy and comfortable to type on the keyboard. It does not have too many applications but it has everything you need.
    I am also thinking about buying a PlayBook 64Gb and switching from android to Bold 9900. I like an idea to integrate phone with tablet and have all my e-mails, messages, contacts in one, secure place (blackberry phone) and use a bigger screen (playbook) to read and work with them.  I would also use blackberry phone in my BMW (BMW Apps) and see all messages and appointments in my car. 

  • JD_Fan

    I recently bought a Blackberry Bold 9900 for my daughter in medical school, at her insistence, because she wanted to save time in messaging, which she certainly does, with the combination of keyboard, trackpad (for revisions), and touch screen.  Through the time savings, this device will pay for itself many times over. I later bought her a Playbook, which she loves and recommends – it does everything she wants and needs on a daily basis, and it keeps her costs down because it piggybacks onto her existing Blackberry plan.  I also bought Bold 9900’s for my wife and my other daughter, and they are very happy with these, as messaging is what they do. And I bought a Playbook for myself, because I need something like this to give presentations.  So yes, there are still people out there who have valid reasons for wanting and buying devices from RIM. 

  • Prapujaka Acbsp

    JD fan and Nick ! You definitely work at RIM !

  • Prapujaka Acbsp

    JD fan and Nick ! You definitely work at RIM !

  • Marshall

    i’ve my first Blackberry since 1 year ago. I Love It!
    When was this “colding down” time, i really don’t give a worry about the RIM and BlackBerry system, because i known THis is BLACKBERRY! They are going to do and give  abest!
    Because the BlackBerry is a BigFamily!
    anyway in while i’m sure there gonna be ppl who gonna change their phone 2another  phone. but they are don’t love the BlackBerry all of their hearts!
    thats all folks!
    ; ),

  • I have an iPhone for personal use and a BlackBerry for work. While the BB certainly performs okay, I would never ever give up my iPhone. I think the folks who are happy with the BB phones and tablets just haven’t seen how much more you can do, how much easier to use, how much more sophisticated iOS is. There’s a reason RIM is struggling to maintain relevance. Think about it.

    • This is my theory on it as well. It’s not that BlackBerry is bad per se, it’s just not nearly as good.

  • Billy.

    Whoa, everyone read JD_Fan and Nicks comment. They are wayy to well written to be reg people. Look how the author’s subtly mentions how blackberry’s lower the amount of time it takes to text and how well it integrates with his bmw etc. As an 18 year old kid with a blackberry, who lives in the Jamaica (Rim pretty much has a monoploy there) I know a few things about bbs. In Ja, pretty much everyone has a bb and pretty much everybody hates it. They are shit. End of story. The only reason people keep them is because it was kind of a fashion/status statement and bbm is the only good thing it has going for it. But even here, people are slowly switching over to iphones.
    Anyway, blackberry is shit. I feel really bad for that the stakeholders involved and i wish them the best as their company dies.

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