Dell (DELL) will dump the BlackBerrys 25,000 of its employees use in favor of its own upcoming...

Dell (DELL) will dump the BlackBerrys 25,000 of its employees use in favor of its own upcoming Venue Pro smartphones, says CFO Brian Gladden. After completing this migration, Dell will create and aggressively push a service that enables its own business clients to perform a similar swap. While one lost account won't kill Research in Motion (RIMM), it does show Dell wants to appear serious about its smartphone business.

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  • coloneldebugger
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    sounds like a total turd vs douche sandwich situation
    5 Nov 2010, 01:34 PM Reply Like
  • nightfly
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    More evidence of RIMM getting squeezed.
    5 Nov 2010, 01:38 PM Reply Like
  • Joe Morgan
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    RIMM facing too much competition...
    5 Nov 2010, 01:41 PM Reply Like
  • mark0brown
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    5 Nov 2010, 01:56 PM Reply Like
  • kmi
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    Less RIM getting squeezed more... evidence of why MSFT isn't going to get creamed by the GOOG and Mr APPL.


    Dell's Venue Pro runs Windows.


    I really believe MSFT has a good shot at getting a nice chunk of the smartphone market, now that they have a real, albeit fledgling, phone OS.


    Windows and enterprise phones isn't a new marriage, and there are a lot of companies not wanting to change from their old windows mobile phones.


    This may look to be a squeeze on RIMM but I'd worry more about the aspirations of the other new kids on the block to showing up in the enterprise.


    MSFT still has some work to do on its smartphone OS but I think the wind is already filling its sails.
    5 Nov 2010, 09:02 PM Reply Like
  • nightfly
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    Right, primary the enterprise due to better and cheaper back end integration.


    RIMM will become the next PALM, slow to adapt and innovate spending resources and time catching up.


    They'd do well just to maintain market share, but that ain't happening either. They report in Dec and it could be a blood bath.


    Fan boys will point to the their tablet coming out after Xmas in Jan as a game changer for them.
    7 Nov 2010, 11:27 PM Reply Like
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