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There's no such creature as an enterprise iPhone fanboy

Apple is now pushing the iPhone for business customers.Two-year AT&T Mobility contract, voice and data, $45 a month for unlimited data, visual voice mail and 200 SMS.
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Written by Russell Shaw on

Apple is now pushing the iPhone for business customers.

Two-year AT&T Mobility contract, voice and data, $45 a month for unlimited data, visual voice mail and 200 SMS.

$25 more a month and you get an additional 20 megabyte a month data plan good for access to 29 countries. $60 a month and your 29 country data plan gets bumped up to 50MB.

Not a bad deal but not my point, here.

Pure conjecture, mind you, but I forsee only limited acceptance of this deal in the enterprise, and even in the SMB sector.

Enterprise users are largely betrothed to BlackBerry. Not so much to the device in and of itself but the way BlackBerry can interface with corporate networks.

SMBs are wedded to their carrier. And in this deteriorating economy, there are plenty of SMBs that don't want to change carriers or even purchase new devices.

Plus, iPhone has a reputation as a device for consumers. That should not entirely be the case, but I am sure you have heard the shibboleth about first impressions being lasting ones.

Oh, and to close this post with a riff off this post's title- there is no such thing as an enterprise fanboy.

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