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Apple iPhone beating down BlackBerry

Asavin Wattanajantra

A consumer poll has revealed that more than a quarter of smartphone users own an iPhone, while BlackBerry ownership is decreasing.

According to the magazine PC Advisor, a figure of 25.3 per cent of smartphone users own an iPhone, which is an increase of 17.2 per cent from the same poll last year.

It appears the the BlackBerry is the main casualty of the iPhone’s increasing popularity. Last year 15 per cent of smartphone users had one, but this has decreased to 9.7 per cent.

Although Nokia doesn’t have a real footing with high-end smartphones, a number of people still carry the devices, with 19.6 per cent of people saying that they used one

HTC came in third and Samsung fourth, with 13.6 per cent and 13.4 per cent of votes respectively.

Only smartphone users took the poll, but according to PC Advisor many people were still unsure about the benefits of such devices.

The figures match results from analysts which showed that shipments of the iPhone have increased significantly, while devices from BlackBerry have been left somewhat behind.

There is also the upcoming threat of Android, with devices like the HTC Desire and the Samsung Galaxy Apollo already causing a dent in sales of BlackBerry phones, which still don’t embrace touchscreen.



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