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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency ends BlackBerry contract, will issue iPhones instead

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency ends BlackBerry contract, will issue iPhones instead:
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The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) has ended its agreement with RIM to provide staffers with BlackBerry smartphones and will instead offer its employees iPhones. Reuters notes that this move affects about 17,600 employees and will cost the agency about $2.1 million. The ICE has used RIM’s products for eight years, but it claims that at this point, BlackBerry smartphones “can no longer meet the mobile technology needs of the agency.” The group did look at Google’s Android platform as another option, but it concluded that Apple’s tightly-controlled ecosystem would best serve its needs. “The iPhone services will allow these individuals to leverage reliable, mobile technology on a secure and manageable platform in…
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