Silicon Alley Insider reports that Microsoft will no longer compensate employees who use iPhones and BlackBerrys for Microsoft related work. I think the most surprising thing is that Microsoft was even footing the bill in the first place.
Microsoft won’t pay for its employees’ Apple (AAPL) iPhone data service plans anymore, even if they’re used significantly for work purposes. Nor will it pay for Research In Motion (RIMM) BlackBerry service, or a new Palm Pre. Instead, it will only reimburse data plans for Microsoft Windows Mobile-powered smartphones.
I wonder what percentage of Microsoft employees actually use Windows Mobile devices. Any guesses?