Beta
×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

NTSB Dumps BlackBerry in Favor of iPhone 5

Nerval's Lobster (2598977) writes | about 2 years ago

Blackberry 0

Nerval's Lobster writes "The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) plans on replacing its existing stock of BlackBerry devices with Apple’s iPhone 5. Research In Motion’s BlackBerry smartphones, the government entity wrote in a Nov. 13 notice of intent, “have been failing both at inopportune times and at an unacceptable rate.” The NTSB’s use of iPads means it has the operational support for iOS; consequently, the decision was made to go with Apple. “The iPhone 5 has been determined to be the only device that meets the dual requirement of availability from the existing wireless vendor and is currently supportable by existing staff resources,” the notice added. RIM is fighting to retain the government and enterprise contracts that originally made it such a mobile powerhouse. If agencies and boards such as the NTSB begin to embrace alternative platforms, however, that could critically weaken RIM’s business model just as the company attempts a comeback behind the upcoming BlackBerry 10 platform."
Link to Original Source

Sorry! There are no comments related to the filter you selected.

Check for New Comments
Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?