Treasury dumps BlackBerry for iPhone 5, iPad



blog You have to feel sorry sometimes for the company formerly known as Research in Motion. The company was originally a pioneer in the smartphone industry, bringing mobile email to the business masses, and it’s still trying hard to innovate and deliver great solutions to smartphone buyers. But the company’s new Z10 and Q10 handsets released last month, as good as they are, may be too little, too late, to save it in Australia. The latest major organisation to reveal its plans to ditch the hallowed BlackBerry is the Federal Department of the Treasury. ZDNet reports (we recommend you click here for the full article):

“Over the next month and a half, the Australian Department of Treasury will ditch its fleet of BlackBerry mobile phones in favour of iPhone 5s, according to chief information officer Peter Alexander.”

Well, we knew this kind of thing was on the way, after the Defence Signals Directorate finally approved iOS devices for use in April last year. It was only a matter of time. Right now, it seems pretty likely the attitude at BlackBerry HQ must be a little like that at Vodafone: Forget about trying to get new customers; the company probably has as much as it can handle just trying desperately to keep the ones it already has.

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  1. It’s all about the apps these days (or what roms you can hack on!)

    Sadly Blackberry hasn’t got much on an app store…

  2. Only problem I feel is that Apple products _are not_ business grade products by a long shot.

    Having to support Apple iPhone & iPad as a lowly Level 1 support tech I every time a user changes their log in password, it breaks their iPhone & iPad sync.
    This creates so many calls into my desk, it’s just a complete waste of money, doesn’t happen with Blackberry though, rarely have an issue.

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