Apple iPhone and Apple iPad to receive Pentagon approval this coming week
0. phoneArena 11 May 2013, 09:59 posted on
Last week, both the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the BlackBerry 10 operating system received approval from the Pentagon to be used by the Department of Defense. This coming week, the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad will both be 'green-lit' to run over the DoD pipeline, according to the Defense Department. None of this should be surprising to you if you read our story earlier this month...
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1. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
Good bye BB :) Hello iPhone & Galaxy
5. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
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 :)
15. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 10652; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
The SIV is having multiple problems though.
29. joey_sfb (Posts: 5258; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Only you have problem with anything other than apple product.
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: 773; 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: 168; 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 (unregistered)
At least the pentagon using the galaxy phone/tablet
18. darkkjedii (Posts: 19478; 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: 9952; 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: 19478; 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: 2150; 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: 19478; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Lmao exactly! I loved that last part man...classic. +1, +10 if I could