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

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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8 Comments

1. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

QNX platform rocks

2. GeekMovement unregistered

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

3. Armor

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 06, 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.

4. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Maybe they can use them as bullet shields

5. Xtasy

Posts: 284; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

They should use your ugly ass as a bullet shield

6. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

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

7. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 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.

8. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

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

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