Following close on the heels of the peaceniks at the NOAA, the US department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is exchanging their BlackBerries overwhelmingly for iPhones according to a report today by Politico.

“We’re going to delete the BlackBerry from the mix,” Rick Holgate, ATF’s chief information officer, said in an interview.

Over 60% of the replacement phones will be iPhones. Why?

“Video streaming, GPS capability, capabilities, the camera … a variety of things,” Holgate said. “Yes, these things exist on BlackBerrys, but in terms of ease of use and adaptability of the devices, the iPhones are the more functional and compelling use case.”


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