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BlackBerry Out; Dell Switches to Windows Phone 7

Like any war, the battle among mobile vendors is sure to have its share of casualties. The latest to take a hit is RIM's BlackBerry line.

As Enterprise Mobile Today reports, Dell plans to ditch the BlackBerrys used by its 25,000 employees in favor of new Dell Venue Pro phones the company is getting ready to release. But RIM (NASDAQ: RIMM) calls the move a marketing stunt and disputes Dell's claim the move will save it money.

Nice knowing you, BlackBerry. Dell plans to replace 25,000 employee's BlackBerrys with its own soon-to-be-released Dell Venue Pro phones from T-Mobile running Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 software.

According to a report in the The Wall Street Journal, Dell also plans to start marketing a service to clients later this month designed to help them make a similar switch.

Read the full story at Enterprise Mobile Today:
Dell Ditches 25,000 BlackBerrys