Apple iPhone and Apple iPad to receive Pentagon approval this coming week
The only Android model to be cleared by the Pentagon, the Samsung Galaxy S4 runs Samsung's security suite KNOX, which puts apps like a browser, calendar, contacts list and video player in a "leak-proof" containment system. Eventually, other Samsung models are expected to receive the same designation for DoD use. Both BlackBerry 10 models, the all-touch BlackBerry Z10 handset and the QWERTY equipped BlackBerry Q10, have received Pentagon approval along with the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.
Even with the approval by the Pentagon, all three mobile platforms, will still need to have a mobile device management system created to make each one secure. The contract to build the system for iOS isn't expected to be awarded until early this summer. Once that is built, Apple can then be considered for orders from the five-sided building, which has 600,000 mobile devices in the field. Some, or perhaps all of these handsets, need to be upgraded. In addition, being considered secure for the Pentagon could lead to orders from companies in other businesses that demand secure mobile communications.
1. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
Good bye BB :) Hello iPhone & Galaxy
10. TripleTwo (Posts: 29; Member since: 08 May 2013)
What part of his comment makes him a troll?
11. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
Thanks for helping me out buddy :)
20. Heatfan316 (Posts: 332; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
The part where he says good bye BlackBerry, that's negative and that my friend is trolling because there was no need for that.
15. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3224; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
The SIV is having multiple problems though.
29. joey_sfb (Posts: 2568; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Only you have problem with anything other than apple product.
19. Heatfan316 (Posts: 332; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
If the iphone is the best, then why does it do less.
23. Aeires (unregistered)
Then you should comment less.
26. darkkjedii (Posts: 10125; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Stand your ground and speak your mind Mxy, I've always respected that about you bro...you simply do not cave in for green thumbs. Reminds me of me...+1
28. Aeires (unregistered)
Because you repeat the same thing over and over and over.... while seldom adding anything valuable to the conversation.
27. darkkjedii (Posts: 10125; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
So if something does 40 things average, and something does 36 things extremely well does that automatically mean the one that does 40 is better?
30. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Of limitation and no true multitasking, and a show of phone being cool™
2. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 May 2013)
Giving consumers everything that would elevate the smart and secure sense of having a SmartPhone>> the real deals..
Kudos to Samsung, Apple and Blackberry
However Apple and BB are still lacking some SMARTphone moves
16. GadgetsMcGoo (Posts: 163; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
How much of those "SMARTphone moves" will get locked down and locked out after they the DoD IT people have put in their policies?
3. Coldwater29 (Posts: 2; Member since: 11 May 2013)
Thank god.. Most of the DoD personnel are stuck using vitinage BlackBerry 9700's and just now are branching out to the 9900/9930s. I'm curious when DISA will allow iOS and Android based devices to interface with their Exchange servers.
4. GalaxyXperiaOptimusDroid (Posts: 13; Member since: 10 May 2013)
Why not symbian? I think its so secure . Lol kidding.
6. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6141; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
At least the pentagon using the galaxy phone/tablet
18. darkkjedii (Posts: 10125; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Then why are they getting it, and trust that the pentagons iOS will do a lot more than the one we'd use. C'mon dude think please
31. tedkord (Posts: 4287; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
I think it's likely it will do less, both iOS and Android. Think about it, they're going to lock down functionality in the name of security. You're not going to be able to install whatever apps you want.
17. darkkjedii (Posts: 10125; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
The pentagon shouldn't go with either android, iOS... They should instead create their own. They're the pentagon for crying out loud, or give me my tax dollars back.
22. roscuthiii (Posts: 1785; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
I think they should have just bought out Sprint's old PTT network. I mean, it is the Pentagon, I'm sure they have bunkers and other fortified/defensible structures, and would need to be able to communicate in the event of an emergency. Cellphones phones become pretty limited little paperweights when they don't have network access.
At least radios still work within range of each other even if they're cut off from the rest of the world.
"Mr. Chairman, it's the President. Why didn't you answer your phone during the recent emergency in the downtown area?!"
"Well sir, I had zero bars."
25. darkkjedii (Posts: 10125; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Lmao exactly! I loved that last part man...classic. +1, +10 if I could