“Dell Inc will shift thousands of its employees off Research in Motion Ltd’s BlackBerry and over to Dell’s smartphones, the company said on Thursday,” Gabriel Madway reports for Reuters. “Dell’s BlackBerry users will be shifted over to use the new Dell Venue Pro, which runs on Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 software and operates on the network of T-Mobile USA.”
MacDailyNews Take: Hope they don’t need to cut, copy, and paste.
Madway continues, “RIM has long been the dominant player in the corporate smartphone market, but has seen its market share erode as companies such as Apple make gains. In the third quarter, RIM’s global smartphone market share slipped more than 4 percentage points from a year-ago, according to industry tracker IDC.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Well, that’s one way to “outsell” Kin.
Now, let’s see: 25,000 for Dell and 89,000 for Microsoft = 114,000 units. Only 1,586,000 units to go to match the amount of iPhone 4s that Apple sold in its first three days on the market (1.7 million).
Alternate headline: Also-rans switch also-rans.
RIM. Dead company walking. – MacDailyNews, August 05, 2010