US ATF abandons BlackBerry for iPhone

More bad news for RIM. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) Chief Information Officer Rick Holgate has stated that the ATF will replace 3,800 BlackBerry handsets, sixty percent of which will be iPhones. Politico reports that about 2,400 special agents will start receiving their iPhones as early as March 2012.

“We’re going to delete the BlackBerry from the mix,” Holgate said.

Yikes.

[Via AppleInsider]