updated 07:50 pm EDT, Tue August 26, 2008
iPhone pulls ahead
IT firms are spending less as a result of a slowing economy, but even amid the constant downturn, Apple's iPhone is still seeing wider adoption in the field. According to a new report from ChangeWave Research, the amount of companies expected to purchase iPhones during the August quarter sits at 17-percent, having recently passed competitor Palm during November 2007. Overall demand for the iPhone has grown 7-percent from a year ago, when Apple last sat underneath Palm in adoption plans.
RIM's BlackBerry units still dominate the market, with 79-percent of companies expected to invest in its system.
The news contrasts overall IT market expenditures, with 29-percent of respondents saying they would diminish spending, versus 13-percent who foresaw increased spending.
Market expenditures saw a similar switch to Apple's almost a year ago, when companies increasing spending (24-percent) were more plentiful than those decreasing (17- to 20-percent).
Overall, the survey was compiled using data from 1947 respondents, from August 11th to the 21st.