“Japan’s Softbank Mobile has signed its first major corporate contract for the iPhone 3G,” Martyn Williams reports for IDG News Service.
“The deal, with management and technology consultancy BearingPoint, will see 1,000 of the phones put into the hands of the company’s analysts and workers across the country, the two companies said on Monday,” Williams reports.
“BearingPoint said it is adopting the iPhone with the aim of improving the productivity of its consultants and helping them access information more easily. Right now the consultants carry both a cellular telephone and a data modem card for a PC,” Williams reports.
“Use of the iPhone by BearingPoint could help traditionally risk-averse Japanese companies to consider the handset alongside more business-orientated models like those from Blackberry or running Windows Mobile,” Williams reports.
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