The energy company has been a loyal user of RIM's gear for 10 years, as most big corporations and government workers, but apparently changed the course after evaluating its options among iOS, Android, and the others.
"Over the next year, we will begin expanding the use of our mobile technology by transitioning from the BlackBerry (RIM) platform that we currently use to smartphone technology via the iPhone," said a company's spokesman.
Halliburton clarified that out of its 70, 000 employees scattered across the globe, only 4500 are carrying BlackBerries, so it shouldn't be such a big strain on the IT department to start managing the new iPhones. A lot of companies are turning to the "use the phone you have" policy now, and trying to accommodate the employee's platform of choice into their corporate networks and communication channels.
Halliburton has reportedly been actively discussing the transition with Apple, and we are sure some of the enterprise sales people will be getting huge bonuses once it all gets done and dusted in two years' time.