About 70% of Fortune 100 companies are actively piloting or deploying iPhones

About 70% of Fortune 100 companies are actively piloting or deploying iPhones
Although the appeal of the iPhone may be wearing off on consumers, it’s not affecting more business professionals from making the smartphone their choice. During Apple’s first quarter earnings result, Apple COO Tim Cook stated that corporate usage of the iPhone has doubled since the release of the 3GS model – with roughly 70 percent of Fortune 100 companies actively piloting or deploying iPhones for business use. He goes on to day that “Those are some pretty staggering numbers when you think that the time frame we’ve been in the business in only two and half years.” Still you see RIM’s dominance as the handset of choice when it comes to business professionals looking for something to fit their needs. That doesn’t stop Apple from continuing to grow and develop features for the corporate interest – such as their support for Microsoft Exchange. Apple has the mobile app world in its hands with their App Store, but they’re going to need more to make a dent in RIM’s presence – which is revered for their emailing ability and physical keyboards. Still, we can see the penetration of the iPhone into the hands of corporate users.

via GigaOM

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12 Comments

1. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Droid doesn't bitches.

6. JackFace

Posts: 190; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

Thinking about it, this is quite impressive.

7. SamTime

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 07, 2009

Do you EVER shut up about that?

10. juju

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

Droid has been out for less than three months and u expect it to be in the corporate world already? It took the fruitphone 3 generations atleast give the Droid a couple of more months.

2. Steven58

Posts: 80; Member since: Nov 25, 2009

With the iPhone supposedly coming Verizon, I must admit, I'm interested in the iPhone for my business (self employed). It's time to upgrade from the the old HTC touch (XV-6900). However, there are other alternatives that are attractive to me. The Pre Plus, Droid and the N1. The thought of using google voice seamlessly on the android platform is appealing. What to do. I am lost of in a veritable plethora of smartphones choices from Verizon... FINALLY!!!!!

4. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

Dude...do you not read phonearena...they just said its gonna be T-Mobile!!!

5. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

That's a rumor smart guy.

8. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Not only was that a rumor but other rumor suggest that the iPhone will be on VZW by this Fall! If your gonna post like an asshole, at least make an effort!

3. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

The last thing you IT department wants to hear from management is that they want blackberries. Blackberry enterprise servers are overpriced and a horrible solution compare to Microsoft Exchange...When Blackberry goes down you go down, not a good idea for a fortune 100 company... I am not purposing iPhone is the best solution for companies...There are many Windows, Palms, and Android phone with Microsoft Exchange compatibility....

9. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

lol..vzw n sprint r gonna get the iphone that CAN talk n surf the web at the same time..lol..whatta waste of a network switch

11. anthonygolovey

Posts: 44; Member since: Dec 30, 2009

Who gives a horses ass about surfing and talking at the same time, thats hella rude talking to someone, hold on man i gotta check something, WTF call when ur free, i am sick of dumbasses like you making that comment, why dont u go join luke wilson with his TALK AND SURF THE WEB AT THE SAME time, at least he gets payed big bucks for saying that, but u just like like a plain dumb idiot

12. numberonenygfan

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

lol yeah when was the last time someone you knew on a game show ? lmao att is pathetic thinking they are convincing people they are truly better.. and besides...all business demand different things.. i feel like the i phone seems to be a little on the extreme side for web browsing and email... big wigs like their toys like everyone else... half of them probly dont even use it... blackberry is the real solution but to each his own.. doesnt stop vzw from turning a profit and being the best. haha .. droid does.

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