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JPMorgan, UBS to test Android, iPhone as alternative to BlackBerrys

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 Sep 2010 0:04 User comments (8)

JPMorgan, UBS to test Android, iPhone as alternative to BlackBerrys According to Bloomberg, JPMorgan Chase is looking into alternatives for their corporate email needs, moving away from BlackBerrys whilst testing out the Apple iPhone and Android alternatives.
The move would be significant as the bank has 22,000 employees worldwide.

UBS, Switzerland's largest banks, has also said it is testing iPhones to connect to the company's email. UBS has 63,000 employees.

Earlier this year, Standard Chartered Bank Plc distributed 15,000 iPhones to employees that had been using BlackBerrys.

Responds one analyst: "This phenomenon is very new and we expect it to put increased pressure on RIM’s performance," says Pierre Ferragu, an analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein Ltd. "BlackBerry isn’t the only alternative to offer employees mobile e-mail."

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8 user comments

113.9.2010 6:33

"This phenomenon is very new and we expect it to put increased pressure on RIM’s performance"

You can't put pressure on something that does not exist.

213.9.2010 8:41

everyone needs to remmber why those country's didn't want blackberry's running oh yeah they couldn't be hacked so now everyone wants their employees to carry something that is less hack proof... ... and the I phone comes to mind off the top of the list of course it does with downloadable software like key-loggers and anything else someone wants to include dosen't everyone remmber the banks in switserland ing if my recollection is right got hacked due to i phones .. security is the name of the game and it will be a cold day in hell when they pry my fingers off my storm...... beware of the next great gotta have phone it may give out all your personal info if someone wants it....

313.9.2010 10:25

@mystic

Quote:
it will be a cold day in hell when they pry my fingers off my storm
Amen brother glad I'm not the only person saying that!! I love my storm even though I'll be switching to the torch soon. bb 4 life

XXYYQQOO!!! Yeah WELCOME TO JAMROCK

413.9.2010 13:29

Originally posted by xyqo:
@mystic
Quote:
it will be a cold day in hell when they pry my fingers off my storm
Amen brother glad I'm not the only person saying that!! I love my storm even though I'll be switching to the torch soon. bb 4 life
I was almost certain that I was going to switch to Android and I probably will still switch. However, the new BB OS6 is awesome. I seen some videos on the operating system on the torch and it's crazy all the s!@# they packed in there. How the phone's universal search and other OS features link with the applications. Such as, how you can write one message and post to all social networking apps and such.

I feel that Android has them beat with the "opensourceness" of the OS though. It's just too easy to program for and understand. Even though I don't know any programming language completely, I feel I could write an app for Android.

514.9.2010 5:02

Originally posted by dirtyash:
Originally posted by xyqo:
@mystic
Quote:
it will be a cold day in hell when they pry my fingers off my storm
Amen brother glad I'm not the only person saying that!! I love my storm even though I'll be switching to the torch soon. bb 4 life
I was almost certain that I was going to switch to Android and I probably will still switch. However, the new BB OS6 is awesome. I seen some videos on the operating system on the torch and it's crazy all the s!@# they packed in there. How the phone's universal search and other OS features link with the applications. Such as, how you can write one message and post to all social networking apps and such.

I feel that Android has them beat with the "opensourceness" of the OS though. It's just too easy to program for and understand. Even though I don't know any programming language completely, I feel I could write an app for Android.
All their new features are just half-hearted rip-offs of things android already had. Blackberry only has customers due to ignorance. I recently read a poll on CNN or BBC (I forget which)...they said that over 50% of blackberry owners refuse to move to android because there is not a red notification light (android has this light, but you can choose any color you want). Most of the rest said that they needed a keyboard, thus only blackberry would serve their needs (obviously they don't know that android has had keyboards for a long time...and they are bigger, easier to use keyboards...with voice input). The last few seemed only interested in security; security that can be downloaded for $5 on android.

It is all about lazyness...but not the kind you might expect. Rather than using a few minutes of mental time on finding the best device, they waste days of mental time (over the 2 year contract) dealing with the limitations of the device they buy. This is standard in business these days. Anyone who has ever read "Atlas Shrugged" will understand the current state of the business world.

614.9.2010 11:14

KB. I've used a lot of Andriod phones and I know they are really nice I love them. But for my needs a Blackberry is the only thing that can work. (plus there's bbm hahahaha).
And I really don't need a physical keyboard (evidenced by the fact that I own a storm) but you have got to be kidding about the keyboard on those android phones. The worst BB keyboard is better than any Android's


XXYYQQOO!!! Yeah WELCOME TO JAMROCK

714.9.2010 11:55

look if you like the android phone own one it may do what you need it to do but its easy to compromise the security on it with all those downloads that someone else wrote also since all the Arabic country's out law ed the b.b. since they couldn't break into its email that was all I needed to hear.. mine is safe can you say that about all androids and i phones...no you can't so why would any banking institution brag about going with a lesser phone for its employees? maybe they are getting ready to tell the public they got hacked and lost all the investment money.. man I'd think twice before I banked with them... just my thought

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 14 Sep 2010 @ 11:55

814.9.2010 13:07

in your own words about the apps.... KillerBug

While I love to bash (cr)Apple, I'm afraid android market isn't much better in this regard...for most things, there are a dozen apps, but only one or two of them are any good, and if there are two good apps, then one of them is probably free. If someone were to go through both markets, eliminating apps that are inferior in every way to at least one app that costs the same or less, I bet both markets would be under 1000 apps (not counting games, themes, wallpapers, and other things that are unique among analogs")

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