A study by Nielsen revealed that close to 60% of current BlackBerry users would purchase a smartphone running another mobile OS to replace their current BlackBerry device. Specifically, 29% would get an iPhone and 21% would get an Android device.
If this is any indication of what the market sentiment really is then BlackBerry is in a really deep pile of proverbial poo.
RIM will be launching a new device early tomorrow morning and along with it the much previewed BlackBerry OS 6. From what we’ve seen RIM had better have something substantially substantial up their sleeves to win back consumer confidence or risk going the way of Palm and WebOS.