blog National carrier Qantas has reportedly confirmed plans to ditch some 1,300 corporate BlackBerrys and replace them with iPhones, as the ongoing corporate shift away from Research in Motion’s BlackBerry ecosystem gains pace. The Australian newspaper reports this morning (we recommend you click here for the full article):
“AUSTRALIA’S flagship carrier Qantas will replace its entire fleet of BlackBerry devices with Apple iPhones, a move that presents more headaches for struggling handset maker Research In Motion.”
The news comes several weeks after analyst house IDC revealed that 40 percent of Australian enterprises now see the iPhone as their preferred staff smartphone model. A number of major Australian organisations have also recently confirmed a shift onto Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform with Nokia hardware.
I can’t say I’m surprised by this move by Qantas — and I won’t be surprised to see similar moves by other major Australian organisations shortly. Is your company dumping the BlackBerry? Drop us a line through our anonymous tips form. Even we won’t know who you are.
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