JPMorgan Gives Bankers iPads. RIM Shakes In Its Boots.

According to Bloomberg News, JPMorgan Chase & Co. is breaking with the tradition of supplying its Wall Street bankers with RIM products by giving its employees Apple iPads. No word yet on if they will switch back when RIM releases the BlackBerry PlayBook early next year.

JPMorgan, the second-largest U.S. lender, isn’t alone in the switch from RIM to BlackBery, but the most damage has been in the smart phone market. Standard Chartered dropped BlackBerrys for iPhones in May. Citigroup and Bank of America are considering letting employees use iPhones instead of BlackBerrys.

Apple unseated RIM in the third quarter as the second-biggest smart phone company worldwide, just behind Nokia, according to IDC.

Anna Attkisson
Anna Attkisson
A lover of lists and deadlines, Anna Attkisson covers apps, social networking, tablets, chromebooks and accessories. She loves each of her devices equally, including the phablet, three tablets, three laptops and desktop. She joined the Laptop Mag staff in 2007, after working at Time Inc. Content Solutions where she created custom publications for companies from American Express to National Parks Foundation.
Anna Attkisson on
Twitter Google+
Email* (will not be published)
*Indicates required field
Submit Comments

  1. respighifan Says:

    “Shakes in its boots” is a tad overblown – JP Morgan is an American bank that has some serious connections with Jobs et al at Apple. No surprise here. Please have a bit more balance or atleast self-regulation with your headlines.

    Nokia is going to make a big attack at enterprise too. Add Windows Mobile 7 to the mix, and we’ve got a beauty battle going on in enterprise with spillover to the non-enterprise market! Benefits for the consumer, to be sure!

    RIM will hold its own – and anyone who tries to draw a parallel between RIM and Palm once more will look very silly, as have all those “cell-experts” or financial analysts who overhyped the rather substandard year RIM was having (though a look at their profits would indicate otherwise…)

All Product Types Accessories Cars Digital Camcorders Digital Cameras eReaders GPS Laptops MP3 & Video Players Projectors Smartphones Software Storage Tablets / MIDs VoIP Wi-Fi
All Subcategories
All Subcategories All-Purpose Budget Business Desktop Replacement Gaming Multimedia Netbook Nettop Rugged Student Tablet PCs Ultraportable
Acer Alienware Apple Archos ASUS Averatec BenQ CTL Corp. Dell Digital Storm eMachines Emtec Everex Fujitsu GammaTech Gateway General Dynamics Getac Gigabyte Hercules HP HTC iBuyPower Intel Lenovo MSI Nokia Nvidia OCZ OLPC OQO Origin Panasonic Sager Samsung Sony Sylvania Systemax TabletKiosk Toshiba Verizon Viewsonic Viliv VooDoo Workhorse PC ZT Systems
Minimum Rating
Any Rating 4.5 Stars 4.0 Stars 3.5 Stars 3.0 Stars
Screen Size
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 4 5 6 7 8 9
1024x576 1024x600 1024x768 1200X800 1280 x 720 1280x1024 1280x768 1280x800 1366x678 1366x768 1440x1050 1440x900 1600x768 1600x900 1680x1050 1680x945 1920x1080 1920x1200 800x400 800x480
Weight Range
10.1 - 12.0 pounds 12.1 - 14.0 pounds 14.1 - 16.0 pounds 2 lbs 2 pounds and under 2+ lbs 2.1 - 4.0 pounds 4.1 - 6.0 pounds 6.1 - 8.0 pounds 8.1 - 10.0 pounds Over 16 pounds Under 2 pounds
more options