It seems RIM’s BlackBerry user base continues to decline, according to a new research study from Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster. Once the most popular smartphone in the United States, BlackBerry is losing market share rapidly, despite introducing several new handsets and its new BlackBerry 7 OS.

According to the study, out of 216 smartphone users 64 percent of them said their next purchase will be an iPhone, most likely the next-generation iPhone 5. Munster claims that his study also found that 67 percent of BlackBerry owners would switch to an iPhone. 

26 percent of current BlackBerry users said that BlackBerry would remain their smartphone of choice. On the other hand, 94 percent of current iPhone owners claim their next smartphone will be a new or next-generation iPhone, while 42% of Android owners said they would be continuing with Google’s Android OS for their next phone.

What do you think? Are you planning on purchasing an iPhone as your next smartphone, or will you switch over to Android?


  • Selcuk

    Title says 67% – it should be 64% 🙂

  • Dane

    216 is an extremely small sample

  • gori

    Meego and N9 ftw.

  • leo

    Dane is right!!… 216? r u seriuos?? jajajajja

  • Mike

    216, the whole survey is mute, that’s about as informative as a survey asking 200 Apple fans if they like Apple products.

  • David

    If I had the choice I’d rather have a blackberry right now compared to this iPhone 3G I have and it’s jailbroken so you can only imagine how slow it is.

  • This is the dumbest stats I haver ever seen. Where are you getting t his 47% for Android phone?

    What is your current Phone Android 36 people 17%
    Which Phone will you buy next Android 36 people 17%. To me that means no change?

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  • Nonoche

    Total number of respondants : 216 people in Minneapolis. Total number of BlackBerry owners : 61. 67 % of 61 = 41. Your headline should have been “41 BlackBerry owners in Minneapolis want an iPhone”, not “RIP RIM: 67% Of Blackberry Owners Want To Switch To An iPhone”, which is utterly disingenuous.

  • Mattia

    I am a BlackBerrie owner and I have to say that it sucks. I am ready to switch over to iPhone as well 😀