IT World Canada: Blackberry users are ready to move on: Study


(20-Jan-2012) In a study of its users, gadget enthusiast site Drippler found that 75 per cent of current Blackberry owners plan to buy something that isn’t a Blackberry to replace their current handset

It’s a lot less shocking now when someone proclaims that former Research in Motion Ltd. customers are edging away from the failing brand than it was, say, five years ago. Still, the fact that 75 per cent of popular gadget enthusiast site Drippler’s audience are planning to drop their Blackberry’s like they’re on fire is worth noting.

Matan Talmi, founder of Drippler.com, said the data was culled from the one million users of the site. Users of Drippler get custom news, rumours and update feeds after picking which devices they have and which ones they want. Based on that data, Talmi concluded that 75 per cent of the Blackberry-owning enthusiasts who visit his site plan to pick up a Windows Phone, Android or iPhone handset when they have to replace their phone. “Some are thinking about it, interested in getting rumours about a few models in some cases,” he said. “(They’re) thinking about getting the iPhone 5 or the next Galaxy S 3.”

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