Last week, we asked you what secondary feature you used the most on your BlackBerry. We asked you to ignore the basic features such as email, calendar, and other PIM tasks and focus outside of the core BlackBerry feature set. The results are in (over 500 responses) and I find them quite interesting.
First of all, Web browsing took the crown in the poll with 29% of the vote. This most likely means that the upcoming full HTML browser in the Bold will be a big hit. RSS readers took second place with a thin margin at 18%. This truly surprised me. I guess Viigo and FreeRange are doing something right! Instant messaging took close third with 18%. This clearly spells it out for RIM. They need to get their act together and release ALL their clients on ALL carriers. GPS mapping came out 4th with 14% of the vote. It shows that GPS & Google mobile maps are truly a hit on the BlackBerry.
On the other hand, I was surprised to see that the BlackBerry media player and Facebook/Flickr came in 5th & 6th. The media player & Facebook were RIM’s big selling points to consumers. What happened? Document editing & creation took last with only 1% of the vote. Maybe Documents To Go will rectify this soon when everybody has OS 4.5.
Once again thank you for sharing your opinions!
NOTE: I know many of you wanted to rank the results in order, but we are still working on a way to do that.