BlackBerry: Slowly sinking
Bank of America Corp. and Citigroup Inc. are considering whether to let employees use the Apple Inc. phone as an alternative to Research In Motion Ltd.’s BlackBerry for corporate e-mail, said three people familiar with the plans. The banks are testing software for the iPhone that’s designed to make it secure enough for company messages, said the people, who didn’t want to be named because the plans aren’t public.
A few months ago, my BlackBerry Pearl died on me (I’d had it for a few years), and I quickly replaced it with a BlackBerry Bold. I chose a BlackBerry over an iPhone because I always wanted a smartphone that is extremely good at the core functionality of email, calendar, to-dos, etc, and is just really fast to use.
But honestly, I bet that by the time this Bold dies, BlackBerry phones will suck so bad in comparison to the competition that it’ll be my last.