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Pentagon approves BlackBerry 10 devices, PlayBook for use within Department of Defense

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Pentagon approves BlackBerry 10 devices, PlayBook for use within Department of Defense
Just yesterday we heard that Samsung and Apple are about to get approved by the Pentagon for use within the U.S. Department of Defense, but today one company has already passed that approval and that is BlackBerry.

BlackBerry has traditionally been the go-to company for institutions where security is of utmost importance and getting Pentagon’s clearance on this is extremely important for the Canadian phone maker. This approval allows the DoD to use the BlackBerry Z10, Q10 and the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet running Enterprise Service 10.

Getting the clearance is not only pre-requisite to a big government client, it is also something that other security-conscious industries like banking might look at as a consideration to also get BlackBerry 10 devices. For DoD employees it’s also a step into the modern future after being stuck using dated BlackBerry OS 7 devices.

Apple’s iPhone and iPad along with Samsung’s Galaxy series are also expecting to get Pentagon’s clearance soon, and that would put even more pressure on BlackBerry.

source: Engadget

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posted on 03 May 2013, 04:10 7

1. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 361; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


QNX platform rocks

posted on 03 May 2013, 05:05 2

2. GeekMovement (Posts: 1501; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


so... is it safe for the UK government too then now?

posted on 03 May 2013, 08:47 3

3. Armor (Posts: 49; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


The UK is still testing. The article that came out on Phonearena earilier was not true. Other web sites had pulled the article because the UK Government came out and said they were still testing the phone. BlackBerry 10 OS Rocks.

posted on 03 May 2013, 09:17

4. apiskula (banned) (Posts: 578; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


Maybe they can use them as bullet shields

posted on 03 May 2013, 10:41 4

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


They should use your ugly ass as a bullet shield

posted on 03 May 2013, 11:22

6. apiskula (banned) (Posts: 578; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


No they would not do that. They only do that with people who buy Blackberry's since they have no real value

posted on 03 May 2013, 15:20 2

7. donfem (Posts: 526; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


The surprising thing is how people believe loads of crap they read and just believe it. It is always nice to see companies doing well.

posted on 03 May 2013, 22:31 1

8. MC1123 (Posts: 1240; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


GO BLACKBERRY!! KEEP MOVING FORWARD!! odds are just odds!!! you can win this!!!

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