Finally, a survey appears where BlackBerry is leading the big guys. On a twist of the usual polling of which device consumers want to buy, one research firm asked what smartphone would you not be caught dead using. The BlackBerry “crushed” the competition in the ‘don’t want’ department. In fact, 71.4 percent of consumers polled by Raymond James said no feature would get them to use a BlackBerry.

Basic math tells us this corresponds to nearly three out of each four respondents. Additionally, nearly twenty percent said you couldn’t give them an iPhone, or one out of each five. And, just over thirty percent replied they’d never touch a smartphone powered by Google’s Android, or approximately one out of each three…

The poll by Raymond James asked the usual questions about what features might prompt consumers to purchase one smartphone brand over another, but it was the “don’t want” question which seemed to highlight just how stark the “love-hate” relationship has become in mobile technology.

As AllThingsD writer John Paczkowski commented, the poll well illustrates “the platform partisanship that’s so rife within the smartphone space.”

The camps of Apple and Android are further bolstered by the common description of smartphone competition as a duopoly.

Such a landscape provides little room for a third party.

As today’s poll results show, features do not matter, making it nearly impossible for BlackBerry or Microsoft’s Window Phone to gain any real traction.

  • ya well you people need to go to bestbuy and try out the new BB. ive never owned a BB and i acutally liked the user interface along with the keyboards intuitive typing feature (which is better than it is on iOS). Now im not saying im a BB fanboy, but it’s definitely the best BB phone they have put out for some time now.

    • Lordthree

      If iPhone didn’t exist I’d get a blackberry…

      • CPVideoMaker101

        If the iPhone Didn’t exist, I’d get a Motorola Razor Flip Phone 😛

      • Boss

        If the iPhone Didn’t exist, I’d keep my Nokia 3310

      • How about instead of spamming the comments turn that into a twitter hashtag

      • Pakayu

        If the iphone didnt exist, i’ll still be using my nokia 3310

      • i loved the Moto RAZR 2 i had…very nice upgrade from the Moto RAZR

      • I liked my Razr. Had it until it completly broke down on me. Then I got the iPhone 3G.

      • If the iPhone didn’t exist, many other companies wouldn’t be failing… BB. However the new Blackberry is actually really nice

      • GuyBey0ndC00L

        If iPhone didn’t exist neither would Android, just saying.

  • The new Z10 is one of the nicest phones I’ve had the chance to play with. I’m a proud iPhone 5 owner but before the iPhone 4 I was a die hard black berry owner and supporter. The user experience seriously lacked and fell so far behind that if you didn’t jump ship u were… Incompatible with the rest of the world. Now blackberry has revamped and refreshed and they really have a Great thing going with BB10. Now that I have an iPhone I don’t know if I would ever go back though

  • felixtaf

    The new BB and BB10 looks nice and has some promising features… But if they had released this phone and OS by 2010, many BB people wouldnt have jumped to iOS or android…

  • s0me

    It’s all about the the apps you find on the specific platform. Every OS has it’s pros/cons.

  • Tim Guy

    I’ve had the iPhone since 2007 and I am tired Of iOS it’s To old they never changed it Thay need something new Ontill then im sticking with my Nexus 4

    • ryanq

      Amen to that nexus all the way

  • Chindavon

    the ButtCrackBerry has Zero chance of survival as the #4 player in this game. There is just simply no room.