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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