54% of Verizon's Android, Blackberry users to switch to iPhone, survey says

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More than half of Verizon's current Android and Blackberry users indicated they are likely to switch to the iPhone when it arrives on the Verizon network on Feb. 10, according to a new survey.



Online sample company uSamp, which conducted a "highly profiled online panel" of more than 700 smartphone users in late January, published the results Thursday. The survey found that 54 percent of respondents who have an Android or BlackBerry smartphone on Verizon are either very likely (25 percent) or somewhat likely (29 percent) to purchase the Verizon iPhone when it arrives next week.



The report could signal particularly grim news for Research in Motion, as BlackBerry users demonstrated higher interest in switching to the iPhone, with 66 percent indicating a probable switch, compared to 44 percent of Android users. RIM's BlackBerry has lost significant share on Verizon as the carrier has heavily promoted its Android offerings. With the arrival of the iPhone, the BlackBerry on Verizon has been relegated to third place.



Also of note, 26 percent of AT&T customers reported plans to purchase the Verizon iPhone on launch day. A larger survey from ChangeWave in January found that 16 percent of AT&T users were planning to switch, though 26 percent of AT&T iPhone users said they would change to Verizon.



For AT&T users intending to jumping ship, dropped calls were the main reason for leaving, with 48 percent of AT&T customers who plan to buy the Verizon iPhone citing dropped calls as the cause.



When the first reviews of the Verizon iPhone emerged Wednesday, reviewers indicated that the Verizon iPhone drops significantly less calls than the AT&T iPhone.



uSamp's survey also found that men are more likely to switch to the Verizon iPhone: 32 percent of males compared to 20 percent of females. As expected, younger respondents indicated they were more willing to wait in line on launch day, as well as more likely to switch overall. According to the report, among Verizon BlackBerry and Android smartphone owners, 71 percent of respondents aged 18-24 and 60 percent of those aged 25-34 are planning to switch.



uSamp reports a 3.6 percent margin of error for their results.



Apple and Verizon will begin selling the CDMA iPhone 4 at 7 a.m. on Feb. 10, though preorders for the device began on Thursday.
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  • Reply 1 of 103
    Android is being chased out to Asia & Afrika where Nokia and RIM are waiting
  • Reply 2 of 103
    I know it is only one survey...but this can't be good news to RIM. The BB is starting to look stodgy, thick and "too many buttons" and RIM is looking clumsy and rudderless. Rather like MS and Google of late.



    Edit: Not a criticism. Just an observation!
  • Reply 3 of 103
    Maybe it's all those teenage executives running large corporations and the Whitehouse.



    http://forums.appleinsider.com/showp...7&postcount=16
  • Reply 4 of 103
    I'm not surprised. The day that absurd claim of stealing so many AT&T customers I called this exact reality before any surveys.



    Verizon won't be stealing AT&T Customers in droves, they will see the iPhone taking a large portion of their smartphone providers from within against Android and RIM options.
  • Reply 5 of 103
    sflocalsflocal Posts: 3,957member
    Most folks obviously can't afford Ferraris or Lamborghinis but an (arguable) luxury like an iPhone is within reach for many folks due to the subsidies and a relatively affordable increase in the phone plans.



    People do appreciate quality products that work well. Android devices are cheap pieces of landfill junk, their OS while capable, just does not have the polish of iOS along with the hardware.



    Put both phones side-by-side and and there is just no comparison in terms of fit, finish, usability, and quality. People will pick the most that they can afford and that will usually end up being Apple products.



    Android fanboys will do everything and anything (from the comfort of their parent's basement) to tell you otherwise that an overly complex, micromanaging phone that requires a computer-science degree to manage is what you want. They'll tell you anything to make them feel like you'll have to provide them job-security to administer your Android system.



    iOS simply works. It looks good, works great, and let's you use your spare time to do other things.
  • Reply 6 of 103
    jensonbjensonb Posts: 528member
    You gotta admit, that's a little bit funny.
  • Reply 7 of 103
    quadra 610quadra 610 Posts: 6,729member
    Told yas.



    Those who understand Apple saw this coming.
  • Reply 8 of 103
    wovelwovel Posts: 956member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sflocal View Post


    Most folks obviously can't afford Ferraris or Lamborghinis but an (arguable) luxury like an iPhone is within reach for many folks due to the subsidies and a relatively affordable increase in the phone plans.



    People do appreciate quality products that work well. Android devices are cheap pieces of landfill junk, their OS while capable, just does not have the polish of iOS along with the hardware.



    Put both phones side-by-side and and there is just no comparison in terms of fit, finish, usability, and quality. People will pick the most that they can afford and that will usually end up being Apple products.



    Android fanboys will do everything and anything (from the comfort of their parent's basement) to tell you otherwise that an overly complex, micromanaging phone that requires a computer-science degree to manage is what you want. They'll tell you anything to make them feel like you'll have to provide them job-security to administer your Android system.



    iOS simply works. It looks good, works great, and let's you use your spare time to do other things.



    But, but, but..It's not OPEN!! *rollseyes*
  • Reply 9 of 103
    MacProMacPro Posts: 16,945member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by christopher126 View Post


    I know it is only one survey...but this can't be good news to RIM. The BB is starting to look stodgy, thick and "too many buttons" and RIM is looking clumsy and rudderless. Rather like MS and Google of late.



    Edit: Not a criticism. Just an observation!



    But wait, the BB is so awesome ... "It has a real keyboard so users can text with their thumbs, iPhone will never succeed"...
  • Reply 10 of 103
    MacProMacPro Posts: 16,945member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by fuwafuwa View Post


    Android is being chased out to Asia & Afrika where Nokia and RIM are waiting



    I thought the fact that the Android OS has been used, modified and stripped of Google's ads and released in China was pretty significant news, if not ironically humorous. That's what 'open' is all about I guess.
  • Reply 11 of 103
    Rim = rip
  • Reply 12 of 103
    I'm tempted, but I see little reason to pay $200 for practically the same phone I already own. I'll wait for the iPhone 5.
  • Reply 13 of 103
    sflocalsflocal Posts: 3,957member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Wovel View Post


    But, but, but..It's not OPEN!! *rollseyes*



    You're right... Not open for attack and being compromised!
  • Reply 14 of 103
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mdriftmeyer View Post


    I'm not surprised. The day that absurd claim of stealing so many AT&T customers I called this exact reality before any surveys.



    Verizon won't be stealing AT&T Customers in droves, they will see the iPhone taking a large portion of their smartphone providers from within against Android and RIM options.



    I think you're pretty much spot on, but they will pick up a lot of AT&T's business from NYC and San Francisco, where their networks are weak and the the tech blog offices are located. Outside of those markets, a lot of AT&T customers have no more complaints than those of any other network.
  • Reply 15 of 103
    does anyone have a link to the original survey results? i wonder what the breakdown of the percentages is between the two.
  • Reply 16 of 103
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    Originally Posted by DerPlanck View Post


    I think you're pretty much spot on, but they will pick up a lot of AT&T's business from NYC and San Francisco, where their networks are weak and the the tech blog offices are located. Outside of those markets, a lot of AT&T customers have no more complaints than those of any other network.



    Agreed.



    All the tech journal whining comes from businesses directly in those markets. You don't see them whining about Seattle, for instance. If they did, they'd have a lot of explaining to do as AT&T Wireless was centered in Kirkland/Redmond.
  • Reply 17 of 103
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Stourque View Post


    Maybe it's all those teenage executives running large corporations and the Whitehouse.



    http://forums.appleinsider.com/showp...7&postcount=16



    Well the people at the White House act like teenagers, does that count?
  • Reply 18 of 103
    cameronjcameronj Posts: 2,357member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by christopher126 View Post


    I know it is only one survey...but this can't be good news to RIM. The BB is starting to look stodgy, thick and "too many buttons" and RIM is looking clumsy and rudderless. Rather like MS and Google of late.



    Edit: Not a criticism. Just an observation!



    Why did you type edit if you wrote that all in one sitting, without having to go back and edit?



  • Reply 19 of 103
    Ouch.
  • Reply 20 of 103
    jensonbjensonb Posts: 528member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post


    But wait, the BB is so awesome ... "It has a real keyboard so users can text with their thumbs, iPhone will never succeed"...



    I dunno about you other iPhone users, but when I see my BlackBerry-Wielding friends using those keyboards, my brain splits in two. I can't comprehend using such a cramped, fiddly keyboard with such an uncomfortable, unsatisfying feeling. It's far more off-putting to me even than software keyboards apparently are to them.



    In my experience, a soft-keyboard is significantly easier and more pleasant to use than a too-small physical one. But what do I know, eh? I advocate quiet, low-travel physical keyboards on computers. You know, like the ones Apple makes? I can't tell you how thrilled I was when Apple started making my perfect keyboards



    They really are the absolute masters of human interfaces. Nobody does them better.
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