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Pentagon Approval of iOS and Samsung KNOX Is Bad News for BlackBerry 49

Posted by Soulskill
from the slicing-up-that-sweet-taxpayer-pie dept.
rjupstate writes "The Pentagon is quickly moving to approve the latest devices and platforms from BlackBerry, Samsung, and Apple. That's good news for two of those companies. It's not-so-good news for BlackBerry. 'The Pentagon currently has about 600,000 smartphone users – almost all using BlackBerrys – but ultimately aims to have as many as 8m smartphones and tablets, under the terms of a scheme made public last November.' 'In its effort to expand into the high security government niche, one that BlackBerry has enjoyed near singular control of for years, Samsung recently created a government advisory board made up of Samsung executives and security experts from various U.S. and foreign government security agencies. ... In the end, the program will likely elevate that status of both Apple and Samsung within military and civilian government agencies in the U.S. and other western countries.'"
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Pentagon Approval of iOS and Samsung KNOX Is Bad News for BlackBerry

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  • Re:Puhleez (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Guspaz (556486) on Friday May 03, 2013 @03:17PM (#43623713)

    RIM's attempts to enter the tablet market were laughable and flopped miserably, so I would argue that they have very little understanding of that market. For them to proclaim the death of the market that they completely failed to penetrate is bizarre.

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