Apple’s iPhone replaces RIM’s Blackberry for some bankers

invisibleSHIELD case for iPad“British bank Standard Chartered is replacing the Blackberry, currently its standard corporate communication device, with the iPhone, a move that could eventually result in thousands of its bankers switching to the Apple device for business communication on the go,” Kevin Lim and George Chen report for Reuters.

“Standard Chartered bankers in Asia told Reuters that the London-based lender was giving its corporate Blackberry users the option of switching to the iPhone, with the company agreeing to continue to pay monthly billing for business-related telephone and data services,” Lim and Chen report. “‘It’s a group-wide initiative involving wholesale and consumer banks globally,’ said a Singapore-based spokeswoman for Standard Chartered, told Reuters.”

Lim and Chen report, “The process of migrating corporate email services from the Blackberry to the iPhone started about a month ago, said the spokeswoman, although she did not know how many of the Asia-focused bank’s 75,000 employees used company-issued Blackberries or when the switchover could be completed.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “JMMX” and “James W.” for the heads up.]


  1. ‘Apple’s iPhone replaces RIM’s Blackberry for some bankers.’

    Apple’s iPhone replaces RIM’s Blackberry for some butchers.

    Apple’s iPhone replaces RIM’s Blackberry for some bakers.

    Apple’s iPhone replaces RIM’s Blackberry for some candlestick makers.

  2. The current crop of Blackberries in use by most users cannot even run some JavaScript, let alone Flash. The reason most companies stick with certain technology has nothing to do with logic.

  3. @Jax44:

    “Banker commits suicide, iPhone to blame”

    As vilified as they have been made out to be, especially Wall Street bankers, by this Administration and some of those in the National Press, although I never saw rallies against those banks as I do in the state of Arizona for doing Obama’s and U.S. Attorney General Eric “I haven’t read the Bill” Holder’s job, you’d think your post would have read…

    ‘Banker commits suicide, iPhone heralded’

    – C2

  4. @ericdano,

    I am no expert, but I do not think Standard Chartered took any taxpayer money, whether US (I doubt a UK bank would get such) or UK. Many banks did not take such bailout money. It is unfair of you to tar the whole industry.

    But maybe you simply hate all banks. Your prerogative.

  5. @ericdano
    What a generalising dimwit you are.
    SCB was about the only bank in the world that suffered no losses, needed no bailout, would not have qualified for US bailout money anyway. It’s a uniquely American problem due entirely to the skilled Shylock Shuffle dancers on Wall St. It’s not just Americans paying the price of this shuffle game. Many other countries paying towards the bailout too.
    You sound so aggrieved anyone would think you were expecting a bailout too and didn’t get one. Awwww….

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