JPMorgan Said to Test IPhone, BlackBerry Alternatives

JPMorgan Said to Test IPhone, BlackBerry Alternatives
JPMorgan Said to Test IPhone, BlackBerry Alternatives

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By Hugo Miller, Elena Logutenkova and Adam Satariano 
September 10, 2010

JPMorgan Chase & Co. may soon let employees use iPhones for corporate 
e-mail, making it an alternative to Research in Motion Ltd.=E2=80=99s BlackBerry 
at the bank for the first time, two people familiar with the situation 

JPMorgan is testing the Apple Inc. device and smartphones based on 
Google Inc.=E2=80=99s Android software, said the people, who didn=E2=80=99t want to be 
named because the plans haven=E2=80=99t been made public. The bank is the 
second-largest in the U.S. by assets and has about 220,000 employees 

UBS AG, Switzerland=E2=80=99s biggest bank, said it is also considering allowing 
its staff to use iPhones for company messaging as more of them opt for 
the Apple product. UBS has more than 63,000 employees.

Apple and Google are making inroads in RIM=E2=80=99s traditional stronghold with 
corporate customers, after their devices first caught on with consumers. 
Standard Chartered Bank Plc said in May it=E2=80=99s switching from the 
BlackBerry to the iPhone for employees and expects to have 15,000 
distributed by year-end.


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