“An online survey of 600 smartphone owners by research firm Ask Your Target Market (AYTM) suggests that a significant number of Android owners are planning to jump ship and buy an iPhone over the next 6 months,” Adrian Kingsley-Hughes reports for ZDNet.
“Of the 40 percent that admitted to owning an Android, 22 percent said they were going to make the switch to the iPhone within the next 6 months,” Kingsley-Hughes reports. “iPhone users it seems are a lot more loyal. Of the 23 percent that owned up to owning an iPhone, only 9 percent said they were planning to defect to Android… Overall, Android owners are 2.4 times more likely to switch to the iPhone than vice versa.”
Kingsley-Hughes reports, “Buried in the data is bad news for Microsoft and RIM. Data from the survey suggests that neither company is going to do well over the next six months.”
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