Come February 10, more than a few AT&T users will jump ship to Verizon Wireless for the iPhone, but a greater number of existing Verizon customers may switch from their Androids and BlackBerrys to Apple's flagship phone.
At least, those are the findings of a survey released yesterday by online pollster USamp (United Sample).
Among the 700-plus smartphone users surveyed, 54 percent of Verizon's current Android and BlackBerry users say they're very or somewhat likely to switch to the Verizon iPhone as soon as it hits the stores. Breaking down those odds, a full 66 percent of BlackBerry users said they're eyeing the iPhone, while 44 percent of Android owners plan to opt for Verizon's new iPhone.
Those Verizon customers planning to go for the iPhone touted a few reasons why, mostly focusing on its "cool" features, according to USamp. A full 60 percent pointed to the iPhone's interface, 58 percent cited the phone's Web browser, 51 percent its media capabilities, 43 percent its memory capacity, and 41 percent the camera.
The desire for the Verizon iPhone ran high yesterday on the first day that the carrier took preorders for the device. Verizon said that in just the first two hours it had already sold more iPhones than on any other first-day launch in its history.
Still, not everyone's eager to make a quick leap. In the USamp survey, roughly half of Android and BlackBerry customers polled like their current devices just fine, thank you, and aren't looking to change.… Read more