We are actually reviewing iPhones from a HSBC Group perspective...and when I say that, I mean globally,"( Brenton Hush, HSBC's Australia and New Zealand CIO).

While this is true, this sounds to me like a warning to Blackberry to lower its prices (hardware and services) in this round of negotiations that involves as much as 200,000 phones. Now that the iPhone supports Exchange Server, some think that it could start to get some market share in the lucrative business market, so far this has not really happened on any significant scale, so if HSBC was to switch, it would be a great premiere for Apple. The blackberry service is more expensive to run than a plain Server Exchange setup.