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    Home Depot Dumps BlackBerry for iPhone

    BlackBerry has lost another big enterprise customer. Home improvement retailer Home Depot is switching to iPhone, transitioning some 10,000 employees to Apple’s handset. Sources familiar with the matter tell AllThingsD that, in the months ahead, the company — the fifth-largest retailer in the world — plans to outfit store, district and corporate management with iPhones. News of Home Depot’s move to iPhone was first reported by AppleInsider.

    Home Depot’s defection from BlackBerry is the latest in a string of similar moves, most notably by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency and the National Transportation Safety Board. And it comes on the heels of the launch of BlackBerry’s next-generation BlackBerry 10 platform. A nasty and nastily timed blow for a company whose handsets were once the de facto choice for enterprise.

    Reached for comment, BlackBerry declined to specifically address Home Depot’s defection, but stressed that there has been significant enterprise interest in BB10.

    “We are in the process of launching BlackBerry 10 globally in key markets, and we are seeing positive demand for the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone in countries where it is already available,” spokeswoman Amy McDowell told AllThingsD. “And, for enterprises, we have over 2,700 unique businesses in North America already registered for our BlackBerry 10 Ready Program. We are confident that BlackBerry is, and will continue to be, the best solution for corporations managing large smartphone deployments. In fact, a recent study by Strategy Analytics shows that BlackBerry is more cost-effective and more secure than our competitors.”





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    Another reason to shop at Lowes rather than Home Depot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Jerde View Post
    Another reason to shop at Lowes rather than Home Depot.
    That's about 10,000 devices Joe, couple that with the 250 from Australian Treasury Department, however many NTSB dropped, and 162,000 from the Defense Department, I'm surprised you would find this a laughing matter. And those are just the companies we have heard about. How many more companies have made this same switch?
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    I never said it was a laughing matter. I just support business that supports BlackBerry.

    Shop at Lowes... Lowe's Home Improvement: Appliances, Tools, Hardware, Paint, Flooring

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    Always been a Lowes guy myself. Besides, last I saw they weren't doing too well.
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    Ill still shop at Home Depot. Its closer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ice2921 View Post
    Ill still shop at Home Depot. Its closer.
    You lazy A-hole.

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    Hahahahhaha!!! Best laugh I've had all day!

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