Ford employees will be offered iPhones instead of BlackBerries

In another blow to BlackBerry (which isn't doing too well lately), Ford Motor Company recently revealed that it would replace BlackBerry handsets with Apple iPhones for 3,300 of its employees. 

The switch will be made before the end of this year, and Ford is looking to hire a mobile technology analyst to focus “on the global deployment of corporate iPhones.” Other 6,000 Ford employees will receive shiny new iPhones over the next couple of years, though these will replace “flip phones”, not BlackBerries. 

According to Bloomberg, a Ford spokesperson declared:


The news comes not long after Apple and IBM announced a partnership to put new enterprise apps on iPhones and iPads.

Bloomberg quotes a BlackBerry spokesman, who reportedly declared:

 
Earlier today, we reported that BlackBerry would acquire German-based security firm Secusmart, obviously in order to enhance the security of its OS. While this may help the Canadian company gain new customers, it doesn’t look like it means much to Ford.

source: Bloomberg

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