BlackBerrys have become as firmly entrenched in the offices of federal workers as the plastic-encased security badges that dangle around their necks.
But now, The Washington Post’s Mike Rosenwald reports that the smartphone may be falling out of favor with government employees and contractors as more gadget options come on the market.
Rosenwald reports that some senior officials would prefer to use for work the Android phones, iPhones, tablet computers or Web-based e-mail systems that they use in their personal lives. And perhaps more important, some think that a move away from the BlackBerry would cut down on the inconvenience of carrying both a work-issued and a personal device — and help them do their jobs more efficiently.
We want to hear from you: If you work for the government, how is your smartphone helping you or holding you back?