Thursday, April 10, 2008

iPhone 2.0: Blackberry Watch Out

As the growing numbers of executives are going mobile, so is the need for the enterprise apps to also follow this trend. According to this this latest post on engadgetmobile, the iPhone is planning to release its beta enterprise version firmware, where you will be able to view your contact list and accept meeting invitations via Outlook. One of the drawbacks though, users will not be able to get iTunes store icons or the app store.

Those are just a few luxuries that enterprise mobile users will have to sacrifice in order to reap the benefits of web 2.0 capabilities on the iPhone. This is just a start for the smartphone industry, when will users be able to collaborate via Google Apps on their blackberries and iPhones. Steve Jobs seems to be finally moving past the iPhone’s aesthethic appearance and finding real business value for it in the enterprise. If he keeps this up, the iPhone can give the blackberry a run for its money in the global enterprise market…

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