Sorry to burst your Apple bubble----few companies are going to pay a
super-premium price for a "phone" that is 75% entertainment device. You may
want one, but that's as far as it's going to go. Business buys Blackberry
(or Window Mobile) because these are business-centric devices, not an
entertainment device with some communication ability.
"4phun" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> AT&T prepping to bring iPhone to corporate and business customers
> - Apple iPhone goes enterprise on Jan. 21
> Posted by Will on Thursday, January 17th, 2008 at 6:15 pm
> The enterprise market is a huge money-maker for carriers and
> manufacturers alike. Just take a look at the leading smartphone
> platform in the US. The RIM-made BlackBerry platform is the push-
> emailing, Outlook server compatible, enterprise-handset of choice
> among the corporate-set. Sure, the iPhone has already taken the second-
> highest market share in the smartphone segment, but cracking the
> mainstream corporate market would drive up market like mad.
> There are already many businessmen and businesswomen (or is it
> businesspeople? Political correctness, bah) bugging their IT
> departments to support the iPhone, and there are even enterprise
> iPhone users that don't even care that their IT departments are
> lagging on iPhone support. Well, it seems that AT&T is getting set to
> officially give the iPhone some corporate-love.
> One of BGR's tipsters have indicated that, come January 21, AT&T will
> be offering the iPhone to its corporate and business customers. All
> discounts associated with corporate and business accounts will still
> be valid - although there may be special iPhone data plans of $25 and
> higher that will be require mandatory subscription. Corporate and
> business customers looking to bring the iPhone into their enterprise
> environment will have to undergo a special pre-activation process
> before activating the iPhone through iTunes.
> Now, it's unclear whether or not the iPhone's entry into the AT&T's
> official corporate stable marks Apple and AT&T's intent to bring
> Microsoft Outlook Exchange support to the iPhone.
> Contrary to what the image above (from BGR) might lead you to believe,
> there is no native support for MS Exchange on the iPhone. But, we sure
> hope the US iPhone duo is working to bring Outlook server integration
> to the iPhone - that would just make our week.
> Apple iPhone Confused - Wants To Be Enterprise Phone
> Avaya gives iPhone some enterprise prowess - Avaya one-X Mobile coming
> to iPhone
> Apple iPhone does Enterprise - will have standard OSX VPN-client and
> Quick Look for Word and Excel Files
> AT&T iPhone Business Edition coming soon
> iPhone syncs with Microsoft Exchange via Synchronica's Mobile Gateway