“The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency plans to end its eight-year relationship with the BlackBerry in favor of iPhones, according to solicitation documents posted Friday,” Joseph Marks reports for Nextgov.

“ICE plans to purchase iPhones for more than 17,000 employees, according to the notice, which states that RIM’s technology can no longer meet the mobile technology needs of the agency,'” Marks reports. “Apple ultimately bested RIM based on market viability, according to a limited source justification, which describes RIM as ‘a distant fourth’ in the mobile devices market and says ‘firms with poor performing products or unsustainable business models will be removed from the marketplace.'”

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MacDailyNews Take: Now we need to start pulling out nails to make room for new one’s in DCW’s coffin.