Washington: The Pentagon on Thursday cleared BlackBerry and Samsung mobile devices for use on Defence Department networks, a step toward opening up the military to a wide variety of technology equipment makers while still ensuring communications security.
Lieutenant Colonel Damien Pickart, a Pentagon spokesman, said the department cleared the use of BlackBerry 10 smart phones and BlackBerry PlayBook tablets using its Enterprise Service 10 system, as well as Samsung's Android Knox.
"This is a significant step towards establishing a multi-vendor environment that supports a variety of state-of-the-art devices and operating systems," Pickart said in a statement.
The Pentagon said on Wednesday it also expected to clear Apple mobile devices using the iOS 6 system at some point in early May....more
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