Department of Defense is not dropping BlackBerry, says report of iOS buy is in error

Department of Defense is not dropping BlackBerry, says report of iOS buy is in error
Wednesday's report that the Department of Defense was placing an order to buy 650,000 iOS devices is not true, according to spokesperson Lt. Col. Damien Pickart, who says that he is unaware of such an order. Lt. Col. Pickart said that the agency is "moving to a new mobile management capability that supports a variety of devices," which happens to include BlackBerry.  The spokesman said that the agency is testing a multi-vendor approach and is planning on supporting 100,000 devices by February 2014.

The Department is said to be testing iOS, Android and BlackBerry and is looking to employ both smartphones and tablets. Lt. Col. Pickart said that the Department of Defense currently has over 600,000 devices in operational and pilot use. 470,000 of these are BlackBerry units; 41,000 are iOS devices and 8,700 are powered by Android.


source: PCMag

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16 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Oh, 470,000 BlackBerry units? Really? (FAINTS)

2. DarkShadow

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

hahaha!!

3. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

thanks God....I wouldn't imagine to have a tablet or phone (iConboard) for work 1) that is not able to copy any file 2) and open it in any app 3) and can not install company's one purpose app without these 3 points, please, tell me, where is productivity? :)

4. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

To use Angry Birds as a lesson in attack and defense?

7. Diego!

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

hahahaha you took a laughter from me hahaha That was fun :D

14. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Funny, but you just didn't get it :-)

17. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Just kidding :-)

6. GadgetsMcGoo

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Took some time before the original article here to get retracted. LOLZ. But good to see the truth gets posted even if it's delayed.

8. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

This Story did in deed take a while to get retracted... Kinda reminds me of that there Roswell incident wit dem dang ole aliens over yonder... hehehe

9. GadgetsMcGoo

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Likely, news that don't fit their narrative actually gets a double and triple check. LOLZ.

10. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Drop the blackberry. It's junk!

11. rajagopalan.k

Posts: 35; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

not as junkish as as i-junk

12. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

Not because I am not a fan of Apple, but I was pretty irritated with that report yesterday to spend our tax dollars on high end smart phones when Blackberry has been working securely for them for years. Hate me if you want. You as Amercians can spend your money on whatever phone you want, but when our tax dollars start going towards these expensive devices for reasons other than only being secure (seems a bit more pleasure or to be "cool" america) I am not ok with it. Just my opinion, let the thumbs rain down.

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Good news. LOL @ iOS.

15. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

coz gain its more secure than iOS or android!

16. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Makes sense as it takes how many updates for Apple to make their phone secure?

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