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98% of Devices in New Pentagon System Will Be BlackBerrys – 2% Android & iOS


The Pentagon was touting bringing a wider spread of devices in their new mobile initiative but it seems like they will remain overwhelmingly on BlackBerrys. They are rolling out 80,000 BlackBerrys and 1,800 Apple and Android devices on the new management system starting January 31st. They plan on supporting 100,000 users on the system by the end of the fiscal year. That gives BlackBerry a bit of time to push a full court press on the government market down in Washington. Hopefully John Chen is up for the task!

via NextGov via

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  1. This is awesome. Not surprising at all. BlackBerry has always been the leader in mobile security and I hope Chen continues to leverage that.

    With security breaches and data theft becoming more common I wouldn’t be surprised to see more companies reconsidering BlackBerry.

  2. This is great news. The pentagon did not state what BlackBerry’s they will purchase. The logical choice is BB10 that have been approved ATO. No other OS got this certification.

    Awesome Mr. Chen, keep fighting the good fight. Looking forward to major News on this info.

  3. Interresting!
    The DoD choose among all the smartphones approuved by the DISA, the best one…
    Well, BlackBerry!
    It is revealing.
    The DoD shut the door at ll foreign’s secret agencies and even at the NSA.
    It seem the DoD do not trust Apple, Samsung Knox or the others; unless they are rule by BES 10; because they are reknown to collaborate with the NSA since the Snowden Affair..
    Just like German Government did, after, being snooped by the NSA Spyphone, please,follow me, they throw away the Microsoft-Nokia and has choosen BlackBerry… So the DoD could not do otherwise…
    A little ness for a little bird. First flight from the eagle’s nest and overlooking and already dominating.

  4. 80.000 legacy devices or 80.000 BB10 devices?

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