US Department of Defence Approves BlackBerry 7, Awards Security Certification

Research In Motion's newest mobile platform, BlackBerry 7, has been officially approved for use by the US Department of Defence, the Waterloo company said today. BB7 has won security certification and specified BlackBerrys are now listed on the department's unified communications approved product list. Those models are the Bold 9900 and 9930, the Torch 9850 and 9860, and the Curve 9360.

“The army introduced a wide range of new apps and capabilities for their BlackBerry users last year, and these new BlackBerry 7 smartphones will now enable army users, and all DoD users,” said Scott Totzke, senior vice president of BlackBerry security.

Despite marketing follies and losing the "cool factor," RIM's operating system remains the most secure among mobile platform.

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Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry solution in 1999. Since then, BlackBerry products and services have continued to change the way millions of people around the world stay connected. With the launch of BlackBerry 10, we have re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry. Not only... more

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