More and more BlackBerry owners are turning away from Research in Motion’s e-mail focused handsets in favour of the new iPhone 3G S, a survey suggests.
In a poll conducted by Piper Jaffray and published on AppleInsider.com, it was revealed that 12 per cent of buyers of the iPhone 3G S had purchased the handset as a replacement for a BlackBerry.
Conversely, owners of previous editions of the iPhone remain staunchly loyal to Apple’s handset and accounted for 56 per cent of the sample buying the new edition.
News of the findings comes as Apple confirmed that the iPhone 3G S had sold some one million units across the globe within 72 hours of its launch last Friday.
The impressive showing was well in excess of predictions of analysts polled by Reuters, who had forecast sales of between 500,000 and 700,000.
Among the standout features of the new mobile telephone are a 3.2 megapixel camera, a quicker processor than previous editions and HSDPA support for fast downloads.
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