iPhone on the Cusp of Being a Legit Enterprise Device?

iPhone and Blackberry

HSBC, a global banking company with roughly 300,000 employees worldwide, currently has about 200,000 RIM blackberry devices issued to employees. It uses them to help the staff stay connected to their mail and calendar.

Arstechnica is reporting that HSBC is now seriously considering switching to iPhones now that it includes Microsoft Exchange support and other enterprisey features like remote-wipe and manageability.

If they do switch, would this may help legitimize iPhone in the enterprise and begin the death knell for Blackberry? Or is it a ‘drop in the bucket’?

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