Well, this might be the last of the blackberry user’s, the US Government, But it’s almost over for the once king and 1st of the smartphones! The White house is Finally giving up the keys for that good touch interface!
Now the question is which touchscreen will they go with, as they will need to pick a device the whole government will be good with using. See the reason they held out is because Blackberry, although useless to most people, has the most secure network. Rumor is they are testing out the top tier Androids, like Samsung and LG. I feel like they would be good with the easy usability of Apple, but those Androids do leave room for the Gov techs to make their network more secure, where Apple completely controls it’s environment, which would Not let gov tech’s get involved.
Blackberry Had this to say about it:
“the U.S. government continues to choose BlackBerry for its unmatched security and cost effectiveness. Other vendors such as Samsung and LG still have a long way to go to catch up to meet the government’s stringent requirements and certifications”
Although a US rep says Obama is not apart of any pilot program to test other devices, we all know the final decision will rest with him, and we will keep our eye on this to see what choice is Big O’s final decision! Obama does currently use an iPad himself, and has signed several(which was historical in it’s self), so we really don’t know how this will turn out!