acadia11Dumb , berry is still the most secure of all the mobile os , well get ready to enjoy hackfest. Who made this decision?
If government emails or documents get leaked or hacked into from iOS or Android...that will likely mean the government will have to reconsider BlackBerry and in the long run potentially waste tax dollars if those platforms prove to be too insecure.
One contract the Pentagon should consider should be BlackBerry Mobile Fusion since it allows any iOS, Android or BB device access to their secure network.
rim needs to focus on getting software out there or even consider licenseing their fusion software to other platforms.. they should stop the hardware end its too late now, the industry has moved on and they still don't have bb10 out.
I can understand the move to the iPhone, probably the iPhone 4, it has BBM functionality already and is a closed system. Android is open source that is already rife with malware. I see no sense in the DOD contracting for Android devices.
BTW, did you notice, no one is choosing the W8 phone/platform? Microsoft should start looking for a spot in the trashbin of history, right next to AOL.
wildkittenThis is not a comforting move. Nothing in government should be running off open source software. Just way to many risks involved.
Heard of that Linux thing that most servers run on? Ignorance abounds......open source is no less secure than closed source, arguably it is more so as the code is heavily vetted by more than just the QA department of Apple or Microsoft