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Pentagon to Move From BlackBerry to Android, iPhones

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  • Rim
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  • BlackBerry
  • Smartphones
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October 31, 2012 9:13:55 PM

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Pentagon to Move From BlackBerry to Android


I guess that's a decent move, considering the state RIM is in.

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, iPhones


wat?
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October 31, 2012 9:22:13 PM

What are "arge" firms?
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October 31, 2012 9:47:00 PM

Dumb , berry is still the most secure of all the mobile os , well get ready to enjoy hackfest. Who made this decision?
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October 31, 2012 10:05:24 PM

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.
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October 31, 2012 10:17:57 PM

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.
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October 31, 2012 10:49:01 PM

acadia11Dumb , berry is still the most secure of all the mobile os , well get ready to enjoy hackfest. Who made this decision?

b-b-but they need to spend those taxpayers money anyway...
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October 31, 2012 11:17:39 PM

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.
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October 31, 2012 11:17:48 PM

Well iPhone and Androids are from US companies and RIM is Canadian. So makes sense even though they are made in China...heh.
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October 31, 2012 11:25:31 PM

If the sprinkle enough $$ on it they can more than secure Android and iOS. I hope it pays off.
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November 1, 2012 12:23:21 AM

So why make the jump to iphones? RIM has much better phones suited for business than little play things like Apple has
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November 1, 2012 12:57:56 AM

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1st, There is NO MARIA,

2nd, How dumb do you think people are? 7k in month o_0
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November 1, 2012 1:38:03 AM

This is not a comforting move. Nothing in government should be running off open source software. Just way to many risks involved.
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November 1, 2012 4:23:16 AM

"the Pentagon due to move up of to" up of to? Did you type this in a BlackBerry?
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November 1, 2012 6:24:06 AM

Horrible editing. Actually my guess is there was no editing. Freelance editors for hire?
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November 1, 2012 11:33:02 AM

I agree that Android is a terrible choice. At least with windows/iphone there is someone to call when things break.

This is a big missed opportunity for Microsoft. This is where they had a chance to outshine Apple.
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November 1, 2012 12:24:03 PM

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
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November 1, 2012 4:15:25 PM

Yay only 7 more years till we actually see them in the military.
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November 1, 2012 11:18:13 PM

You'd think the military would be the last place where this kind of unnecessary populist move would happen, but I guess the servicemen really need a new way to become the next Bradley Manning.
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