The plan will effectively end the consulting firm’s partnership with Blackberry maker, Research in Motion Ltd.
Booz Allen spokesman James Fisher told Bloomberg’s Hugo Miller that the company already issues iPhones and Android handsets to its employees, but that number will be radically increased.
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Despite reports that more federal agencies are switching to Apple or Android from Blackberrys, RIM spokeswoman Crystal Roberts told Bloomberg that the company is still working with more than one million government customers in North America.
The BlackBerry 10 phone is due out in early 2013, and is expected to replace RIM’s current line-up of phones, according to Bloomberg.