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The Competition: 57 Percent of Blackberry owners looking to switch platforms

by Robert Werlinger Mon, 02 Aug 2010 5:39 pm EDT

A recent study conducted by research firm Nielsen examining consumer attitudes in the US smartphone space had some rather staggering findings, the most alarming of which bodes poorly for Canadian smartphone maker Research In Motion.  Of the respondents polled, 71% of current Android owners are looking to stick with the platform for their next upgrade, 89% of iPhone owners were likely to purchase another iPhone, and an alarming 42% of current BlackBerry users plan on buying another 'Berry.  This, combined with the recent setbacks RIM has been facing in newer markets such as the UAE and India, the company has more than ever riding on the upcoming refresh of its operating system.

It should be noted, of course, that webOS remains as just a tiny blip on the smartphone operating system radar, showing only a vanishingly thin 2% market share with little sign of that turning around any time soon - though if RIM's slide into oblivion continues, handset makers like Palm will be able to continue to eat their lunch.

Other interesting metrics echo those that we've seen come from other recent studies - that smartphone penetration is ever on the rise and the unstoppable force that is Android is on track to overtake iOS as the top selling platform - if it hasn't already.

Via: AllThingsD; Source: Nielsen; thanks to everyone that sent this in!

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