The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) will end its contract with BlackBerry maker Research In Motion in favor of the iPhone, reports “Reuters” (

The agency said in a solicitation document posted last week that it intends to buy iPhones for more than 17,600 employees — a purchase worth US$2.1 million. According to “Reuters,” the agency said RIM “can no longer meet the mobile technology needs of the agency.”

It also said it analyzed Apple’s iOS-based devices and Google Inc’s Android operating system. ICE concluded that, for the near term, the iPhone is the best tech fit for the agency.