RIM has had it tough in recent months. They just can’t seem to regain their dominance in the smartphone market. Now Haliburton, one of the world’s largest energy service corporations, is going to make the switch from BlackBerry to iPhone.
According to a report from AppleInsider, Haliburton recently revealed in an internal memo (leaked, of course) that they will begin expanding the use of their mobile technology by “transitioning from the BlackBerry (RIM) platform that (they) currently use to smartphone technology via the iPhone.”
That’s definitely a blow to RIM, which is already suffering from a huge drop in popularity thanks to platforms like iOS and Android.
According to the report, the company researched Apple and Android extensively, and they concluded that for their needs iOS was the way to go. It will be interesting to see whether this switch also extends over to iPad use as it runs on the same platform as the iPhone.