Pentagon approves the use of BlackBerry 7 for its personnel

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A while back, we heard about how officials from the U.S Department of Defense all carry around BlackBerry phones and how the U.S government also approved of Dell-made Android devices running Android 2.2.

Nowadays in the U.S Department of Defense, BlackBerry is still the device of choice due to its security features. In fact, they’ve approved RIM’s BlackBerry 7 devices for agency-wide use. The U.S Army and Defense Information Systems Agency has certified the following devices for use by its personnel: BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930; BlackBerry Torch 9810, 9850, and 9860; and BlackBerry Curve 9360.

The U.S Department of Defense is one of RIM’s biggest customers—currently with about 250,000 BlackBerry phones in use. This helps pave the way for the release of the BlackBerry 10 in the future.