BlackBerry PlayBook approved for use by US federal government
The iPad may be magical, but the PlayBook is government certified. Earlier today, RIM announced that its BlackBerry PlayBook has gained FIPS 140-2 certification. This means that it can now be considered for use by the US federal government. RIM’s slate is the first and only tablet to obtain this level of certification.
For the US federal government, this means that the PlayBook is able to protect sensitive information and can be used safely. For RIM, this means that the PlayBook has potential to finally gain market share. The company’s s Senior Vice President of Security, Scott Totzke, proudly boasted that this certification shows a continued dedication to “security-conscious organizations.”
This announcement comes after the US Army entered the final stages of choosing smartphones for their troops. But with the National Institute of Standards and Technology approving the PlayBook for government usage, maybe everyone should just go for BlackBerry’s tablet instead.
Guest post written by Josiah Campbell from Anythingbutiphone[BGR]