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How good is the iPhone? Demand for Apple's (Nasdaq: AAPL ) iOS devices is rising faster than all other North American alternatives, a new ChangeWave Research report says. Of the 4,163 consumers surveyed, 48% said they planned to purchase an iPhone within the next 90 days.
Google's (Nasdaq: GOOG ) Android operating system also fared well -- no surprises there -- with 32% gravitating toward the robot, while Research In Motion's (Nasdaq: RIMM ) BlackBerry looked black and blue by comparison. Only 4% preferred RIM's technology, the lowest level in the history of the ChangeWave survey.
Interestingly, RIM wasn't the only iPhone casualty identified in the report; Motorola Mobility (NYSE: MMI ) also lost ground. Only 8% planned to purchase a Moto handset in the next 90 days, down 4 percentage points from ChangeWave's March survey. Strong demand for the Verizon (NYSE: VZ ) iPhone appears to be the cause, the research firm said in a press release. Add it all up, and it appears that analyst projections for 15 million to 17 millions iPhones sold during the last quarter may have been conservative.
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