Blackberry is losing out to Apple

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1. Blackberry is losing out to ApplePresident Obama was known as a Blackberry fanatic; however the more popular Apple iPhone is nowhis Smartphone of choice.In January 2009, President Obama created a buzz when he moved into the White House andannounced his Blackberry would be moving in with him. Since that time technology has changed andso has the President as in addition to his iPhone, its complement product, the iPad is now seen by hisside.Other Agencies Join the MovementIn addition Who Else Wants To Know The Mystery Behind Movers Services? to the president, otherofficials of federal agencies such as The State Department, The Army, and The Department ofVeterans Affairs have Tim Hoechst to thank for this transformation. He is chief technology officer at 2. Agilex Technologies and is the person spearheading 70 Things To Do Immediately About MoversServices the project to replace Blackberry's for iPhones, Microsoft Outlook for Gmail and laptops foriPads.The Smartphone DemandMany Federal workers have adopted to Smartphones using the iPhone or Android platform. TheBlackberry has not been totally replaced, however, just like the lone cell phone some users simplyprefer not to upgrade. At a federal hearing chaired by Congressman Issa probing why workers werecompromising data and information by using the A.T.T. network, he finally concluded it might bebetter to join them than to resist them.Blackberry could not have a better endorser than the President of the United States. Yet, you have toask how did they lose such a cherished place? They revolutionized corporate e-mail communication.For many working people they became an appendage to their body, and even those who didn't needthe device for their jobs per se, they too proudly proclaimed to be users.Corporate email is one thing but being able to multi-task or run several applications at once, via aSmartphone is like night and day. The company has announced they would be upgrading theirdevices to better compete. However, based on the recent news in this article they are too little, toolate.A Lesson LearnedThere was a time AOL was the dominant internet service provider. As the internet was becoming ahousehold commodity, they were untouchable as long as consumers had to dial in to get aconnection. Companies such as Pacific Bell, now A.T.T. created technologies where consumers couldhave comparable speeds business customers enjoyed. In the late '90s digital subscriber line (DSL)quickly replaced dial-in connections. AOL was in denial and refused to see the future or give whatcustomers wanted. They lost key market share and even though they are popular for manyhouseholds, at one time they had practically 100 percent!Once again it is consumers who are dictating change and the Federal Government's announcementis just one barometer of the how they can make you or break you.Follow Fred on Twitter 3. Photo courtesy of The White House, Official Photographer - Peter Souza