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.

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A lover of lists and deadlines, Anna Attkisson covers apps, social networking and accessories. She's proud to say she loves each and every one of her 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.
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  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…)

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