Qantas Ditches BlackBerry For iPhone: Report

RIM is dying a slow death, and its flagship BlackBerry product could almost be described as on the nose at the rate companies are dropping it. Today it's being reported that Qantas has dropped its fleet of BlackBerry handsets in favour of RIM's arch-nemesis. You guessed it: the iPhone.

According to a report from The Australian, Qantas is set to dump 1300 BlackBerry devices in favour of the iPhone following a survey of airline staff, asking which smartphone they prefer using. The results pointed to the iPhone as the preferred platform.

Flight crews will be the first to use the iPhone in favour of the BlackBerry, and staff will be able to bring their own Android device if they prefer it over the fruity alternative.

Another client bites the dust for RIM. Can it survive through to BlackBerry 10's launch next year? [The Australian]

Image: Qantas B737-800 VH-VXU by Andy Mitchell, CC BY-SA 2.0


Comments

    If only they'd have spent that money on upgrading the IT system..... IE6 anyone?

    My workplace is in the process of replacing our fleet of Blackberry devices with iPhones.

    Wow, I knew they were conservative, but that? It's like getting rid of Regan and going straight to Bush Jnr.

    I believe government departments (federal) still use RIM and their accounts are heaps bigger than tiny Qantas: share prices worse than RIM's

      Share price means pretty much nothing in isolation. You have a highly deficient understanding of finance.

    Dumb ass Australians (yes I am one) can only see iPhones .. they even call any 'smartphone' an iPhone...
    So many sheep (or is that lemmings) they can't make their own decisions.
    Quick get iThing devices.. hurry before something equal in Windows 8/Windows Phone8 when it comes along soon.

      Looks like someone needs therapy, or to get a life. So anyone who chooses differently to YOU is a sheep? Surely your view make you a sheep too. Its more than feasible for Qantas to go with iPhones as their flight crews use iPads now as well. Why wrangle with multiple IT platforms when you can just use one? But then that would make them sheep, yeah, real sad.

    Passbook QANTAS tickets coming soon?

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