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More on Baird's survey: A mere 2% of current BlackBerry (RIMM) users plan on buying another...

More on Baird's survey: A mere 2% of current BlackBerry (RIMM) users plan on buying another BlackBerry. On the other hand, 51% of survey respondents say they'd be interested in an Amazon (AMZN) smartphone, the subject of many rumors. But only 7% claim to be interested in a Facebook (FB) smartphone, which is also rumored to be in development.
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  • Christopher Wallace
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    I think it is an incredibly important survey with a shocking result. Seriously.
    23 Aug 2012, 01:14 PM Reply Like
  • Richard Mackenzie
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    I can't see too many people who would be willing to get stuck with a FaceBook phone for a 2 year contract given the subconcious suspicion that FaceBook is somehow spying on them and collecting personal data through the phone. Be honest. Don't you have that suspicion? They brought that on themselves, and should know better than to try getting us to take that risk...
    23 Aug 2012, 01:29 PM Reply Like
  • Colin Doyle
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    "I can't see too many people who would be willing to get stuck with a FaceBook phone for a 2 year contract given the subconcious suspicion that FaceBook is somehow spying on them and collecting personal data through the phone."

     

    This.

     

    Seriously, what fool would want a Facebook phone? It would feel more like a tracking device that spies on you than a smartphone. Granted, Google and Apple allow some of this sort of activity on their devices but only Facebook openly expresses a disdain for privacy. My friend and I suspect that, at his core, Zuckerberg is driven by a sort of voyeur fetish.
    23 Aug 2012, 07:30 PM Reply Like
  • Milo T
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    Breaking news: 99.99% of current Blackberry users state that if they had the opportunity to teleport to communicate with family and friends, they would choose to do so rather than buy and use a Blackberry. 63% of respondents said the same thing when asked if they would like to use a flying carpet versus a Blackberry. This is more bad news for the already suffering device manufacturer.
    23 Aug 2012, 01:48 PM Reply Like
  • Christopher Wallace
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    That and the fact that 72.34% of all statistics are made up.
    23 Aug 2012, 02:41 PM Reply Like
  • slickvguy
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    Actually, I do not know a single BB user who isn't waiting (impatiently) to upgrade. Not one. Those who wait - will upgrade. Those who don't, are gone. Those who are unhappy with Android or Apple, might come back to BB10. Afterall, some people never did get used to the touchscreen keyboard, some people like having the security, and other people love the best e-mail push. We're beyond the "WOW - the touchscreen is so cool - I wouldn't be caught dead with that old-looking BB handset" phase. Onto the next phase - whatever that will be.

     

    In 2013, the problem with RIM wont' be that it is out of date or behind. BB10 is really sweet. The problem is that a small Canadian company cannot compete with THREE giant American businesses with unlimited resources. After BB10 is out, they must partner or sell.
    24 Aug 2012, 03:20 AM Reply Like
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