Apple may appeal to business users by adding enterprise billing and support systems to the iPhone, an anonymous source “familiar with the company’s plans” told IDG News Service’s Nancy Gohring. Some analysts, however, don’t recommend that businesses issue iPhones to their employees.
iPhone critics can now quit comparing the iPhone to RIM’s BlackBerry and instead urge for this easy solution proposed by Gadgetell today: Blackberry software for the iPhone.
The iPhone skin someone made for the BlackBerry generated a lot of interest — albeit prompting a cease & desist from Apple. And RIM will soon unveil software that will turn Windows Mobile 6 smart phones into Blackberry clones.
All this mixing of software among mobile phones, but until now no one I know of had proposed turning the iPhone into a BlackBerry. One problem, of course, is that you won’t have the QWERTY keypad.
What do you think? Would BlackBerry software on the iPhone make it useful for business types?
Update: Forgot to add that the iPhone would need to accommodate third party applications for this idea to work.