It seems that Washington will not be replacing BlackBerry as its favored smartphone platform in the near future, a new report suggests.
Quoting officials from the U.S. government, the Washington Post says that Blackberry will remain as the smartphone of choice of the U.S. government.
The publication quotes Casey Coleman, chief information officer at the General Services Administration of the U.S. government, as saying that BlackBerry will remain the U.S. government’s favored smartphone as its security features are needed by the organization.
“We appreciate RIM’s focus on security, which is paramount for government use,” the official is quoted as saying.
Nonetheless, the official did say that other platforms are catching up to BlackBerry in the security field.
However, the fact remains that most of the 12,000 smartphones deployed by the General Services Administration are BlackBerry smartphones.
In fact, U.S. President Barrack Obama and his staff are using BlackBerry smartphones.
As the report suggests, BlackBerry looks like it will still hold its own in the U.S. government even though iPhones and smartphones running on the Android mobile operating system continue to pillage BlackBerry’s market share in the consumer sector.
Source: Washington Post