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article imageQantas drops BlackBerry for iPhone

By Owen Weldon     Jul 18, 2012 in Business
Australian airline Qantas has decided to give into their employees' preferences and will replace its BlackBerry fleet with iPhones.
The Australian airline said that they will replace their BlackBerry fleet with 1300 iPhones.
According to ZD Net, Qantas CIO, Paul Jones, said that there was a strong demand among Qantas' employees for the iPhone. A survey completed by Qantas employees indicted that they would prefer to have the iPhone over the BlackBerry.
According to Sydney Morning Herald, a spokesman for the airline said that the iPhone offers people simple access to calendars, emails and it has a user-friendly interface. The spokesman went onto say that the iPhone meets all of the company's security requirements.
Qantas said that the switch may save the company millions of dollars thanks to better carrier arrangements and support infrastructure from Optus and Telstra.
According to Times Of India, RIM's operating loss was deeper than what the company expected it to be. RIM also said that they were going to cut almost a third of its workforce.
Ray Gillenwater, the head of RIM's Australian and New Zealand operations, ended up stepping down from his position after just a few months of being promoted.
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