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AT&T receives BlackBerry Z10 demo units while BlackBerry 10 fails U.K. government security test

0. phoneArena 20 Mar 2013, 01:25 posted on

Just as AT&T prepares for the U.S. launch of the BlackBerry Z10, the U.K. government rejected the BlackBerry 10 OS for government work; while the previous version of the OS, BlackBerry 7.1, was able to get clearance for "Restricted" which is two levels below "Secret," it appears that BlackBerry Balance fails the same safety requirements...

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posted on 20 Mar 2013, 02:12

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5605; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Interesting how the Z10 hasn't received certification from U.S. NSA for Top Secret information, either. Somehow, I suspect the two events (U.K. GCHQ and U.S. NSA lack of certification) are related. Cousin-to-cousin, as it were....

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 22:58

10. GadgetsMcGoo (Posts: 163; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


This "article" has been updated by nearly all other media to be completely inaccurate. But the truth doesn't support the author's narrative.

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 02:24 4

2. MarioGomez (banned) (Posts: 40; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Overpriced and epic fail.
BlackBerry keeps moving to your grave.

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 09:43

4. Xtasy (Posts: 270; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


Keep hatin and watch it succeed :p

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 11:34

8. Johnnokia (Posts: 486; Member since: 27 May 2012)


I like BB. If they die, this would be a big loss for all of us.
I wish them the best luck. But, I doubt they can survive.

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 07:20 2

3. apiskula (Posts: 566; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


Garbage phone and software. They are dying!

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 09:43

5. Xtasy (Posts: 270; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


The only garbage is android and ios with it's old fashioned OS and home button

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 10:36

6. johnbftl (Posts: 176; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)


Blackberry was in our office yesterday demoing off the Z10. I have to say I was rather impressed by it. It is really smooth. The Time Shift feature in the camera is pretty cool. The reason I believe they aren't being accepted by governments is because they ditched their old servers that were ridiculously secure. I don't think they'll take market share away anytime soon, but I think the new OS has a lot of potential after playing with it.

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 11:08 1

7. Stance (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Mar 2013)


Alan F. and phoneArena -- perhaps you should have checked your source or with the UK government first before reporting this. (make your own link with three w's below). Title of article: "UK government dismisses BlackBerry 10 security blacklist rumours"

ww.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2256031/blackberry-denies-b​b10-and-z10-flunked-uk-government-security-test

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 22:55

9. GadgetsMcGoo (Posts: 163; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Wow, 2 articles on the same erronious story / lie and neither updated nor retracted.

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