40% of BlackBerry users: "Yeah, I'd trade in for an iPhone"

Can you blame ’em? If you bought into a two-year contract a little more than two years ago, possibly because of shortcomings in the first iPhone (a perfectly reasonable decision), you would have been watching with jealous eye the introduction of the 3G, the 3GS, and the launch and growth of the App Store. I wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to change horses. BlackBerry makes some excellent handsets and has a unique value proposition, but if I’m honest, I think they’ve progressed even less in the last couple years than the iPhone has. That’s hard, people! And really, even if you love BlackBerry, if you want a versatile touchscreen phone, are you really going to go with a Storm?

This is according to a study by Crowd Science, in which it is also revealed that 32% of BB users would be cool with trading in for a Nexus One. Dangerous info all around, then. Of course, that also means that 60% of BB users want to stick with RIM, which is probably more than US Symbian users or feature-phone people aching to make the jump to something cooler. Only 9% of iPhone users said they’d switch to a Nexus One, though, so I don’t think Apple is sweating it.

[via Ars Technica]