Move Over, RIM: NTSB Switching to Apple iPhone 5 Amid 'Unacceptable' BlackBerry Failures
November 20, 2012 - News
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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is dumping Research in Motion's BlackBerry for Apple's iPhone 5, citing failures "at inopportune times and at an unacceptable rate."

The U.S. federal agency, which employs 400 people whose responsibilities include critical activities such as crashed-airplane investigations, said the BlackBerry has proven too unreliable. As a result, the NTSB is switching to the iPhone 5. Officials said in a notice that the NTSB “requires effective, reliable and stable communication capabilities to carry out its primary investigative mission and to ensure employee safety in remote locations."

This isn't the first U.S. government agency to leave the BlackBerry platform, and that's a big change for RIM, which once was the go-to brand among agencies. RIM has steadily been losing market share to Apple and Android platforms.   

 

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