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63-percent of BlackBerry users would now switch

On-line shopping comparison website has released details of a poll following on from the recent BlackBerry disruption, where 63-percent of RIM handset owners would seriously consider switching phones now.

The details of the study goes on to mention the Apple iPhone, with today being the release date of the new iPhone 4S. However, Apple won’t necessarily be gaining from BlackBerry’s loss, as only 2-percent of people stated they were keen on owning an iPhone.

A third of consumers were not influenced by the latest news surrounding the release of the iPhone 4S, with half of those questioned, at 49-percent, stated those handsets are still too expensive.

Alison Guise, MD of, comments: ‘There’s no doubt that recent issues with Blackberry servers have deterred potential buyers, we’re now seeing a whole range of innovative and advanced phones in the market.’

He went on to add ‘Android boast over half a million apps and manufacturers such as HTC and Sony Ericsson are continually bringing out new models – such as the HTC Sensation and Xperia Ray. With so much choice, consumers are able to take their pick and get a phone that really suits them – rather than defaulting to an iPhone.’

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Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.