Apple Takes Aim at Blackberry

The iPhone will soon be compatible with Enterprise email. Breathe, people

Yesterday Apple announced that its iPhone is soon going to be able to support company e-mail, which should give it a chance to challenge the all-powerful Blackberry as the device of choice for business folk. This is just one part of a larger plan to open the iPhone up to outside developers.

Just in case the prospect of putting together some iPhone software wasn’t alluring enough, a major Silicon Valley venture capital player announced that it’s going to put together a $100 million “iFund” for promising developers. But the corporate e-mail capability, and the challenge to Research in Motion’s Blackberry, could be the biggest news, as it may give Apple a better chance of hitting its target of 10 million iPhones sold by the end of 2008.