HSBC to shun Blackberry for iPhone, plans to order 200,000 iPhones soon
Steve Jobs must be rejoicing as the news of HSBC planning to use iPhone as its official corporate mobile device started spreading over the Internet.
HSBC has around 300,000 staff members internationally and it is expected that they will order 200,000 iPhones for their staff members. HSBC is reviewing this mamoth order before they finalize it and if they actually plan to replace the blackberries with iPhones then this might turn out to be the world’s largest iPhone orders.
Ironically Apple had to include support for Microsoft’s Exchange e-mail platform in iPhone which actually has led corporates to think about using it as their official mobile. In the early days of its launch iPhone couldn’t be used for Microsoft’s Exchange e-mail platform and this led to be the reason why corporates would avoid it.
Although iPhone might not bring any huge changes in the working of HSBC but features like: fast character switching (to increase typing speed), VPN facility, true RDC application WinAdmin, etc. are surly going to bring exciting vibes for HSBC workers.
I wonder what they will do with 200,000 blackberries? Selling one of those to me?