BlackBerry 10 Devices Get U.S. Department of Defense Clearance
“BlackBerry 10 is ideal for our government customers because it offers a rich, highly responsive mobile computing experience, along with BlackBerry’s proven and validated security model – a combination that’s unmatched in the industry,” said Scott Totzke, SVP, BlackBerry Security at BlackBerry. “This approval will enable DoD customers to connect their BlackBerry Z10 or BlackBerry Q10 smartphones to DoD networks and securely access assets from work, while enjoying the wealth of consumer-oriented functionality that BlackBerry 10 brings to market.”
The real question, however, is whether or not the certification will matter. BlackBerry is still struggling to gain market share, and many (even those in the government) have moved on to iOS or Android while BlackBerry was spinning its wheels crafting BB10.