Sage Research, the technology arm of Boston-based market-research firm Chadwick Martin Bailey, has released a survey data collected from hundreds of IT decision-makers at companies of over 1000 employees and the results indicate that the BlackBerry is clearly the PDA of choice.

BlackBerry devices are “by far the preferred handset manufacturer among survey respondents.

The survey also shows that the BlackBerry and other smartphones are not widspread beyond executives, sales staff, and IT workers.

I think that this means that Research in Motion has a lot of room to grow in the consumer and prosumer markets and it would appear that they are off to a good start with the BlackBerry Pearl and BlackBerry Curve.