| | 11-27-2012, 06:06 PM Thread Author #1
Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 06:11 pm
iPhone and Android to surpass BlackBerry in enterprise for first time in 2012, study says
By Mikey Campbell
According to a study released by IDC, Apple's iPhone and handsets operating Google's Android operating system will combine to overtake the share of enterprise customers using RIM's BlackBerry, which for years has been the stalwart OS of that segment.
In its latest findings, IDC forecasts employee liable Android shipments will hit 87.7 million units, while iPhone shipments are pegged at 37.1 million, reports Computerworld. This is in addition to corporate-furnished sales, which stand at 15.1 million and 31.1 million for Android and iPhone, respectively.
The combined figures far outpace what is expected of RIM's BlackBerry, which is seen as reaching 5.2 million employee liable shipments and 14.8 million from consumers. This lack in interest from the mainstream customer base is hurting RIM's attempts to stay on top of the enterprise heap. In 2011, BlackBerry led in corporate liable smartphone shipments in 2011 with 22.4 million.What do you all think about this