Halliburton dumps beleaguered RIM BlackBerry devices for Apple iPhones

“In yet another blow to troubled Research in Motion, one of the world’s largest energy service corporations — Halliburton — plans to phase out thousands of employee BlackBerrys in favor of advancing its business via the iPhone and Apple’s iOS platform,” Kasper Jade reports for AppleInsider.

“Over the next year, we will begin expanding the use of our mobile technology by transitioning from the BlackBerry (RIM) platform that we currently use to smartphone technology via the iPhone,” the Houston, Texas-based firm told employees in an internal newsletter this month.

The move comes after “significant research” into both Apple’s mobile platform and Google’s Android operating system led Halliburton to “determined that the iOS platform offered the best capabilities, controls and security for application development.” For Halliburton, supporting multiple platforms is not currently seen as feasible option.

The company, which also operates a second headquarters in Dubai, employees nearly 70,000 staffers for its oilfield service operations in more than 70 countries via hundreds of subsidiaries, branches, and brands.

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]

49 Comments

  1. Well, they certainly have enough ill-gotten government funding to pay for some quality equipment … nice to know these thieves aren’t wasting our money at least.

          1. Sorry, F10T12, but you should give up on this one. Very few people like Cheney. You can’t win on this one, just like you won’t win in 2012. You might as well change your name to “I remember 2010, not sure if it will ever be repeated again.”

            I love laughing at your expense. It makes my whole day just a little bit better!

            1. I like Cheney. Good man. Compared to Obama, lifetime Marxist, who has never done an honest days work in his life and is now engaged in his hobby, destroyed free America. I know you prefer tyrants like Che Guevarra and Fidel Castro over a good man like Cheney. You are entitled to be stupid.

    1. …in other news, every other Fortune 500 company except MSFT on the planet is also assessing iPhones for their wireless communications needs. Data throttling/surcharges by mobile carriers, handset availability, and initial purchase price are the remaining major stumbling blocks.

      no news here, what a pointless article.

    1. Jon Corzine, MF Global CEO, has stolen more money in less time than anyone at Halliburton. He was former Governor and Senator of NJ and considered to be Obama’s Treasury Secretary, mainly because his skills at theft made him stand out. Halliburton are pikers compared to the Marxist thugs in the current administration.

  2. I personally witnessed a huge army of Halliburton invade a town I was doing work in for a year. Seems oil went over $80/barrel and we were off to the races. If that town of 20K had an additional 7K of roughnecks, I wouldn’t be surprised. All this means is my APPL will continue to grow, and that’s guuuud! (Nod to Jim Carrey)

  3. Thieving Bastards that do non-competitive contracts for the DoD at massive profit AND do business with our supposed enemies. When Dick Cheney was running it they would terminate employees on their DoD contracts if they even mentioned it.

    This company deserves Microsoft’s finest.

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