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View Full Version : Business Smartphone Score: iPhone 23% - Rest 77%

Michael Knutson
12-08-2010, 07:30 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.edibleapple.com/iphone-accounts-for-23-of-business-smartphones/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+EdibleApple+(Edible+Apple)&utm_content=Google+Reader' target='_blank'>http://www.edibleapple.com/iphone-a...t=Google+Reader</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"While many people may think of the iPhone as a cool little gadget good for playing games and browsing the web, Apple's smartphoen (sic) is quietly making serious inroads into corporate America and threatening RIM's longtime stranglehold in the business market."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/at/auto/1291789547.usr17748.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>Interesting that the iPhone has captured nearly a quarter of the business smartphone market, according to these statistics from September 2010. As with all statistics, there are gotchas. This number only counts smartphones that are company-reimbursed, and misses anyone using a personal smartphone for business. But not bad considering that RIM has a decade head start. The story goes on to report that iDevices are making headway in large companies like Bank of America and Citigroup, and that JP Morgan Chase is planning to give an iPad to each investment banker for field use. All well and good, but in my travels (in a lot of airports and on a lot of airplanes), Blackberries still rule by a lot larger margin, but I am seeing lots of iPads amongst travelers.</p>