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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

U.S. NTSB dumps beleaguered RIM BlackBerry over reliability issues, switches to Apple iPhone 5

“Research In Motion Ltd.'s BlackBerry is being dropped by the U.S. government agency that investigates plane accidents because of the device's reliability issues,” Nick Taborek and Hugo Miller report for Bloomberg.

“The National Transportation Safety Board disclosed its plan to switch to Apple Inc.'s iPhone 5 in a document posted last week to a federal website,” Taborek and Miller report. “The BlackBerrys have been ‘failing both at inopportune times and at an unacceptable rate,’ according to the NTSB's notice.”

Taborek and Miller report, “RIM, based in Waterloo, Ontario, has been hit by recent defections from U.S. agencies and is counting on its new BlackBerry 10 devices to shore up business among its more than 1 million government customers in North America.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: The end is nigh for DCW.

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