iPhone to Replace Blackberry in Congress?

US tax dollars at work dept.: TUAW is reporting (via TheHill.com) that the Chief Administrative Office of the U.S Congress is testing iPhones due to "people requesting them as an option":

Adoption of the iPhone by the U.S. Congress could be another blow to RIM, which is now behind Apple in terms of sales and revenues. Apple CEO Steve Jobs gleefully reported that "Apple beat RIM" during yesterday's Q4 Earnings Call.

7 Million iPhone sold last quarter alone, and we've already heard rumors of HSBC ditching the Blackberry for the iPhone. Is this the beginning of Something Big, or just a simple case of new technology getting the tires kicked?

What say you, Americans?

Rene Ritchie

Editor-in-Chief of iMore, co-host of Iterate, Debug, Review, The TV Show, Vector, ZEN & TECH, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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There are 8 comments. Add yours.

excaliburca says:

If the iPhone can survive the rigious security testing the Blackberry went through the maybe... Otherwise RIM will continue to dominate the gov't sector in terms of smartphone selection

cherryhead25 says:

Great! Maybe we can get copy and paste!!!! Seems like we need an act of congress to get it!!!! Har Har slaps knee

Jon says:

Wonder what the folks on crackberry.com are saying about this.

mr. Hi-Definition says:

Oh man this would be a good thing because maybe they would finally get copy and paste then... lol

frog says:

Im not sure RIM can stop this iPhone take-up. Blackberries are boring work devices, the iPhone is FUN - and even makes the boring work stuff bearable.

joe says:

I suppose it would be fitting. Both congress and the iPhone have tons of problems, so I guess they would get along well.

avt says:

Congress has enough memory leaks already (see what I did there?), I guess it's time for a change.

aser says:

The iPhone will never take over in Congress because of security issues. Blackberry will not be beat in the business and enterprise sector.