BlackBerry sales to fall at AT&T?
According to an investment note from Credit Suisse’s Kulbinder Garcha, RIM’s sales of BlackBerry smartphones at AT&T peaked in June and are likely to drop as AT&T focuses on promoting the iPhone.
Garcha believes that the decrease in sales could be substantial enough that RIM would loose influence and sales at AT&T which is where RIM does around 25 to 30 percent of its sales.
In my experience, BlackBerry users stay BlackBerry users, but new users won’t have this loyalty and may look more seriously at other options, including the iPhone, especially as it gains more support in the enterprise. It will be interesting to see if BlackBerry’s upcoming Storm touchscreen smartphone will change things at all when it’s released.