February 15, 2012 12:21 PM | By Jason Buckland, MSN Tech & Gadgets
Companies ditching BlackBerry

BlackBerrys withering on the corporate vine



Back in 2010, news that a major global corporation had ditched BlackBerry as its chief communication gadget would have come as a shock to the system. Instead, that an employer with some 4,500 BlackBerry-toting workers will soon be using iPhone is just the latest in a monumental business shift away from the RIM device. Click through to find the companies and organizations today that are ditching BlackBerry. (© THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Graham Hughes)
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  • Back in 2010, news that a major global corporation had ditched BlackBerry as its chief communication gadget would have come as a shock to the system. Instead, that an employer with some 4,500 BlackBerry-toting workers will soon be using iPhone is just the latest in a monumental business shift away from the RIM device. Click through to find the companies and organizations today that are ditching BlackBerry. (© THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Graham Hughes)
  • Halliburton - Companies ditching BlackBerry (© AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
  • Dell - Companies ditching BlackBerry (© AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
  • Credit Suisse - Companies ditching BlackBerry (© AP Photo/dapd/ Martin Oeser,File)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Companies ditching BlackBerry (© Commerce.gov photo)
  • Standard Chartered - Companies ditching BlackBerry (© AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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Back in 2010 - heck, even last year - news that a major global corporation had ditched BlackBerry as its chief communication gadget would have come as a shock to the system. Instead, that an employer with some 4,500 BlackBerry-toting workers will soon be using iPhone is just the latest in a monumental business shift away from the RIM device.

In fact, according to a recent survey, more than 90 per cent of Fortune 500 companies are now testing or deploying iPhones and iPads among their workforces. Who is the above company that's abandoning BlackBerry, and what other businesses are leaving RIM's ubiquitous handheld not just for Apple but also smartphones powered by Android and Windows? Click through to find the companies and organizations today that are ditching BlackBerry.

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