BlackBerry has partnered with Ipsos (an independent research company), and would like to invite you to complete a 25 minute online survey about the BlackBerry smartphone. We are looking to understand the motivation behind your recent return or change in service. To be entered into the Sweepstakes, please complete this survey by Tuesday, May 25th. Your participation is greatly appreciated! Click here for full contest Rules and Regulations.
Everyone who qualifies for and completes the survey by Tuesday, May 25th will have 35 chances to win one of the following Sweepstake prizes*:
1 of 5 AMEX gift cards for $1,000
1 of 10 AMEX gift cards for $250
1 of 20 AMEX gift cards for $50
25 minute survey holy **** that's asking a lot of someone who changed because they didn't like your product
Which is why they are offering the drawing with high dollar prizes.
It's a realistic approach for a company who has had the corner on the mobile messaging/email market until fairly recently. They have to realize that their domination is being effectively challenged on several fronts. The iPhone was a small hit, but the Android line is poised to do some very severe damage to RIM's bottom line.
They know why, they have been so stubborn and slow with upgrades that the iPhone and now Android have passed them by.
I've made the arguments over on Crackberry before; many of us want a better browsing experience and a phone that is fun to use. Email is important, of course, but many of us can live with a 15 minute delay in email. If time is critical, we'll call or even SMS. We are tired of phones are damn near obsolete when released with minuscule amounts of RAM so we have to closely watch what we install. We are tired of battery pulls, memory leaks, and the occasional (but crippling) RIM data outages. We are tired of waiting for the "Tour 2" (Bold 9650) so you can have a trackpad and WiFi on a high end phone. Personally, I was tired of waiting for the "Storm 3" so I dumped my Storm and am not looking back.
But a 25 minute survey, that's too long. I'll have to see when I get mine