BlackBerry may lose its government exclusivity in the UK
0. phoneArena 23 Aug 2012, 20:59 posted on
RIM has been having a pretty bad year, and it looks like it's about to get even worse. Until now, BlackBerry has been enjoying an exclusive run as the only smartphone allowed for government use in the UK, but that may be about to change...
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1. wendygarett (unregistered)
Uh oH !!!
They will gonna give all the governer iPhone instead
Just like Yahoo
7. MeoCao (unregistered)
I gave you a thumb down despite a new beautiful logo :))
2. Ravail (Posts: 181; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)
I hope blackberry rebounds.. There my 2nd favorite OS :(
4. meowcenary (Posts: 187; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Unfortunately they (RIM) have not kept up with the times. Resting on ones laurels can be deadly at times.
3. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
iPhone is better than blackberry, blackberry is a piece of crap
5. JGuinan007 (Posts: 633; Member since: 19 May 2011)
BB stil has the best security of all the O/Ss but Ihear the US gov has it's own version of android that is even better but only avalable to high ranking military officers
6. Seannyc (Posts: 59; Member since: 21 Jul 2012)
Admit it or not but Blackberry is over. Stock prices will tell u that.
8. MeoCao (unregistered)
The Government must adopt Android to save taxpayers' money.
9. 12Danny123 (Posts: 86; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)
not really just android. more like Wp8, IOS and android instead. more better choices. well Wp8 is more for the FBI and enterprise level which is obvious. IOS and android for enterprise level
I'm not bias of any platform at all. so don't mistake me as a troll please ;-)
10. jack1059 (Posts: 72; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)
Being in steady decline and losing market share has nothing to do with security features required by governments. I'd like to see more on how other platforms have raised their security features, or as is suggested here, that the UK govt has lowered bar.
12. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
i dont really need why they will change? coz of ecosystem? for goodness sake.... they are government officials they dont need to play angry birds while on work!!! they need the best security has to offer and BB never failed that!!!
BB will be the best in terms of security while dealing government business...
they can have iPhone, android or Windows Phones as there personal use but as business phone, BB FTW!!!
i dont really get why they need to change phone just for business? why because BB is out iPhone/android/WP is in?! STUPID!!!! YOU ARE DOING GOVERNMENT BUSINESS NOT PLAYING AROUND WITH ANGRY BIRDS, TEMPLE RUN AND TAKING PHOTOS AND SHARE IT TO THE WORLD WITH INSTAGRAM!!!