If anyone had doubts on whether the iPhone 4 on Verizon would be a hit need only check out Engadget's latest headline...... Verizon breaks first day sales record with iPhone 4 pre-orders -- in only two hours!
Personally, if I were RIM, Nokia or a big wig in Google's patent plagued Android platform, well I got to think that headline would spell, with a capitol T....Trouble, big, big trouble. That goes especially after USamp's "highly profiled online panel" recently found, in a recent survey, that up to a whopping 54% of Verizon's Android and Blackberry customers are interested in dumping them for the iPhone!
Sweet, very sweet, if your Apple, that is!
AppleInsider is also reporting that the rate of Blackberry customers planning on switching, some 66 percent, is somewhat higher than the 44 percent for Android users planning on switching. As far as potential switchers go, AppleInsider posted:
"uSamp's survey also found that men are more likely to switch to the Verizon iPhone: 32 percent of males compared to 20 percent of females. As expected, younger respondents indicated they were more willing to wait in line on launch day, as well as more likely to switch overall. According to the report, among Verizon BlackBerry and Android smartphone owners, 71 percent of respondents aged 18-24 and 60 percent of those aged 25-34 are planning to switch."
Various surveys have also shown that anywhere from 16 to 26 percent of AT&T customers are also considering ditching their present iPhones for the Verizon model, largely due to AT&T's perceived and infamous problem of dropping calls, which inspried the rather pointed Verizon ad, seen below.
Apparently, the notion of many, that Android's phenomenal success in the U.S. was due primarily because it acted, more-or-less, merely as a place holder for the day when the iPhone was finally liberated for use on other networks may indeed have a lot of validity to it. This is especially so when considering that Verizon broke all of its previous daily sales records for any other single device in its entire history, not only in two bloody hours, but also in the dead of night, and for pre-orders only that were restricted to current Verizon customers!
In conclusion: the iPhone is already kicking Android and Blackberry's butts on Verizon, so just imagine in a few months time after the iPhone 5 comes roaring out?
And that's my 2 cents 4 this sunny and mild Friday, February 4, 2011