While iPhone is buoying the smartphone market, analysts say businesses are not ready to embrace the device for large-scale deployments. Their reasons? Lack of security; no central kill command. Poor e-mail handling, e.g., no compatibility with earlier versions of Exchange and the virtual keyboard. And, comparatively high cost.
It gets high marks for Web browsing, though, so that’s a plus for Web-based business apps. And, for VARs, there is the allure of the app store, where they can source apps for customers.