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iPhone OS 4.0 Threatens RIM BlackBerry Business Market

As you may well know Apple held a keynote event where they offered us a sneak peak of iPhone OS 4.0 — showing of 7 of its 100 new features. The biggest feature was multitasking, but some of the others have now positioned the iPhone for the business users— direct competition for RIM BlackBerry handsets.

Tony Bradley has written an article on PCWorld, who points out that most of the new features will be welcomed with open arms — many are just for fun, so ideal for the consumer market. However it is the multitasking background VoIP and enhanced Email that will appeal to corporate users.

Bradley points out one of the flaws with multitasking on the iPhone- its small screen. We wonder if that will mean the rumored iPhone 4G will come with a larger screen? Being able to run 12 applications in the background will certainly make life easier for the iPhone user — but we are not sure how Steve Jobs can say that it will not affect battery performance.

It is these features that will help the iPhone gain ground in the business market, something that RIM will not be happy about. Expect to see iPhone OS 4.0 released in June.

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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