UK Poll shows BlackBerry 10 among the most anticipated 2013 smartphones
A new UK poll from Harris Interactive suggests that Apple’s position as the king of cool gadgets might be under threat as young consumers and early adopters take another look at other brands, BlackBerry 10 being one of the major ones.
And while it remains the dominant player in the tablet PC market there is clear evidence that its position in the smartphone market could be under serious threat next year.
The report suggests that the next generation iPhone is the most anticipated smartphone release (it was carried out prior to the announcement of the iPhone 5), but its lead over Samsung is down to just 5%.
And, most interesting of all, 25% of current iPhone users are anticipating the release of other smartphones more. And the list of the devices they are looking at includes new phones from BlackBerry and Nokia.
It is the BlackBerry and late to market Nokia that figure more strongly among the most anticipated 2013 smartphones (fieldwork was completed a few weeks after Nokia announced its new Lumia 920 to the world).
UK Consumers are willing to give RIM another shot at getting things right in the smartphone arena.