We reported previously that more business users were set to ditch their BlackBerry handsets in favor of the iPhone. Now there are reports of record BlackBerry’s traded following the iPhone 4S launch.
Gazelle who take in unwanted gadgets from consumers in exchange for cash are reporting it saw an eighty percent increase in BlackBerry trades last week. This is up from record highs earlier in the month according to Cnet. The increase in trades has been put down to the release of the iPhone 4S, and the service outage that also occurred this month.
Anthony Scarsella of Gazelle said it was “easily the highest volume of BlackBerry trades ever seen period”, and added it must be mainly down to the new iPhone. Scarsella also said the company had seen an increase in Android trades as well, but this couldn’t be put down to a single event though.
Most of the Android trade-ins though were for the Sprint network, which has already reported the iPhone 4S launch was its most successful so far. There may be many Android users planning ahead though, as the likes of the Motorola Droid RAZR and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus are soon to be released.
Gazelle are reporting that it has seen a total of 65,000 iPhone’s being traded, with the number expected to reach 75,000 by the end of this week. Before the launch of the iPhone 4S the company saw a big spike of iPhone’s being traded, with owners getting ready for the new model.
Have you traded your BlackBerry recently? If so what device did you get instead?