Home Depot drops BlackBerry for the iPhone despite Z10 announcement

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BlackBerry announced its latest flagship phone, the Z10, just over a week ago — but it appears the product wasn’t enough to keep Home Depot as a customer. Apple Insider is reporting that the home improvement retailer will be replacing the BlackBerry devices used by some 10,000 employees — primarily corporate staff and managers at the store and district level — with the iPhone. The company won’t be going Apple-only just yet, however; roughly 60,000 store employees will continue to use ruggedized Motorola smartphones.

The company formerly known as Research In Motion has found itself struggling in recent years as it faces a mobile marketplace that’s increasingly dominated by Android and iOS. Its BlackBerry 10 operating system —…

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