I’ve been having a debate with my husband about the impact of Verizon’s sale of iPhones. His theory is that people on AT&T will just switch to Verizon and continue to use iPhones. My theory was that there was pent up demand on Verizon and people would switch from Blackberry or Android to iPhones.
Just for context, I had an iPhone but when I started working at Adobe…well let’s just say that I don’t have an iPhone anymore 😦 I got a Blackberry and found it to be too difficult of a transition. So I got a Motorola Atrix (Android) which I actually like quite a bit. My only big complaint is that it doesn’t synch with my corporate calendar very well. I can’t accept a meeting, for example.
My husband had a Windows Pro phone and it totally fell apart. Then he got a Samsung Instinct which was okay, but his true love is his new Dell Windows 7 phone (which totally bricked once already).
So I was really excited to see today’s Nielsen data (BTW, the basis for the data on that study is a product that I helped to create while I was at Nielsen so I totally trust that data) about mobile phone share and to my great surprise, iPhone and Android market share held steady. DARN! I hate it when my husband is right. That must imply that the Verizon iPhone sales are AT&T steals and the device that you have is the one you’re gonna keep. But with 2-year equipment contracts it can take a while for true preference to show up in this marketplace. So maybe I’ll be right after all.
Nielsen Mobile Data Release