Two days left and counting… On friday 11th of july, eventually the iPhone 3G / UMTS will be released worldwide. In advance to that event leading companies in Germany and Switzerland announced to switch from different smartphone platforms to the iPhone
The conservative german publishing house Axel Springer said to migrate to Apple’s eco system within the next five years (read here) – this explicitly includes the staff’s use of the iPhone 3G. Aswell as Axel Springer the leading german bank company Deutsche Bank AG announced to switch from BlackBerry to the iPhone.
In 2007 France banned BlackBerry use by officials, because of feared snooping of state secrets by U.S. agencies. Although BlackBerry is a canadian product by Research in Motion, it was rumored by security experts that BlackBerry routed its traffic thru servers located in the U.S. and the U.K. (read MSNBC news here).