Back in June we asked folks if they would buy an Android-based BlackBerry based on all the, at the time, Android rumors that were circulating. Unsurprisingly, the result was pretty unanimous with 53.86% stating that if the device wasn't running BlackBerry 10, they didn't want it. Jump back to last week when we asked pretty much the same question again only this time around, armed with the knowledge of the Priv by BlackBerry's confirmed existence and the numbers behind it all start to look rather different when compared.
While the number of folks who said they didn't want it unless it was running BlackBerry 10 remains higher, it would certainly seem as though there are plenty of folks out there who have adjusted to the idea of the Priv running Android and are planning on picking one up as soon as BlackBerry gets around offering it to potential buyers.
Interestingly enough, a lot of folks are still on the fence either way and playing the wait and see game. No one can blame them for that. After all, this is BlackBerry's first attempt at an Android device so it's all still up in the air as to how well it will turn out. In any case, polls don't always tell the full story either but they at least give us a small glimpse of where people are headed.
Are you planning on buying the new Priv by BlackBerry?
Now that it has been a few days and folks have mostly gotten over the initial shock of not only the Priv by BlackBerry name but also the fact that BlackBerry will officially be releasing an Android-powered handset, I wanted to go ahead and sort of revisit a question we raised previously.
CrackBerry Poll: Which BlackBerry KEY2 LE color is your favorite?
Now that you've had some to take it all in, thanks to all the hands-on videos and images that are out there, we got to ask. Which BlackBerry KEY2 LE color is your favorite?
Have you switched to a Priv or DTEK50 from BlackBerry 10?
BlackBerry now has two Android-powered phones on the market and that raises the question of how many BlackBerry 10 users have made to jump to either a Priv or a DTEK50. So, let's put some numbers behind that question. If you switched to a Priv or a DTEK50 from a BlackBerry 10 phone, let us know in our poll.
Priv owners spilt their physical and virtual keyboard use
That's according to the results from our latest poll. Out of the three options we gave when asking 'Which keyboard do you use the most on your Priv?' a grand total of 34.72% (987 votes) said they use a balance of both the physical and virtual keyboards but those strictly physical keyboard users were not exactly far behind either.