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Garnering recently the largest mobile-phone software contract ever, which comes from the US Census Bureau, totaling a whopping 500,000 handsets.
I though the government was worried about losing Blackberry’s when RIM was fighting with NTP? Well it seems Blackberry is no longer alone.
â€œUp until now, BlackBerry had the market for themselves,’â€™ Peter Knook, a Microsoft senior vice president, said in an interview. â€œThat landscape has changed.’â€™
Financial specifications of the deal of course have not been disclosed, but expect to see devices born from this transaction at your door when the 2010 census rolls around.
Microsoft expects its orders to double each year for the next two but there are arguments that say Microsoft is still a baby in this marketsphere.
Did I just make up a word? (marketsphere – well I’m sure you understood it)
â€œTheyâ€™re nowhere right now,’â€™ said analyst Kevin Burden at IDC. â€œRIM is still the mobile enterprise solution that all others should be measured against.’â€™
The battle is heating up.