Home improvement retail chain The Home Depot is preparing to switch away from BlackBerry and towards the iPhone and iOS platform, AppleInsider has learned. The company is in the process of replacing some 10,000 BlackBerry devices that it had provided its store managers and corporate level employees with versions of the iPhone 4S, according to the report.
A spokesperson for The Home Depot confirmed the transition to AppleInsider:
“We are replacing our current base of BlackBerry technology with iPhones,” the representative said, clarifying that the move applies only to store managers, district managers, other corporate-level staffers, and field ops.
The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement chain, with over 2,000 retail locations across the United States, Canada and other countries. The company joins other high-profile firms that have recently dropped the BlackBerry, including the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, National Transportation Safety Board and Australian Treasury Department.