Home Depot plans to replace thousands of BlackBerry smartphones with Apple’s iPhone 4S
The new BlackBerry 10 has launched but it hasn’t stopped the trend of major companies dropping BlackBerry for other platforms.
Home improvement retailer Home Depot plans to replace thousands of BlackBerry smartphones issued to its managerial and corporate staffers with versions of Apple’s iPhone 4S.
A representative for the home improvement chain confirmed the news, saying the move will displace roughly 10,000 BlackBerry smartphones.
As of the third quarter of 2012, the Atlanta, Georgia-based corporation operated some 2,252 retail stores across the United States, Canada, China, and Mexico, making it the world’s world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer. Managers at those stores will see their current BlackBerry handsets replaced with iPhones in the coming weeks, according to those familiar with the matter.