U.S. Government Agency Drops BlackBerry For iPhone 5

The National Transportation Safety Board has decided to officially drop RIM’s Blackberry in favor of Apple’s iPhone 5. The NTSB cites “performance issues” as the reason they’re making the switch.

According to the Vancouver Sun, the transportation board stated that…

These Apple devices will replace the NTSB’s existing BlackBerry devices, which have been failing both at inopportune times and at an unacceptable rate,”

“Due to performance issues with the BlackBerry devices, the NTSB desires to transition to a different device under Verizon’s device refresh program,”

This is yet another U.S. Government agency that has found itself siding with Apple’s iPhone 5 over RIM’s Blackberry devices.