Bank of America and Citigroup to test Apple iPhone, may replace RIM Blackberry?

By on Nov 7, 2010 in Cellphone, Technology, United States, World Comments

Bank of America and Citigroup, with about 250,000 employees each of them, were being reported to test Apple iPhone, and trials were said to have done to over a thousand users from both banks.

According to a recent post at Bloomberg, these banks are currently testing the software for iPhone designed for messages and corporate emails, and was said to may be considering it to replace Research In Motion (RIM) BlackBerry.

Some people apparently told the news site about this, but did not reveal their names since the plans have not yet been announced publicly.

Since employees have been using iPhone and other devices that use Android software, for their personal use, companies were said to have been evaluating smartphones as alternatives.

“People are delighted with their iPhones and Android phones and they want to use them for work,” head of telecom research at Nielsen Co. Roger Entner was quoted as saying.

“The result is RIM BlackBerry now has real competition for corporate customers.” He added.

Meanwhile, Bank of America is being dubbed as the largest bank holding company in the United States, while Citigroup is being considered as the world’s largest financial services network.

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