Pentagon Approves Use Of Samsung Android And New BlackBerry Devices

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | May 2, 2013

The Defense Department has approved the Android Knox smartphone made by Samsung and new BlackBerry smartphones and tablets running Enterprise Service 10 software for use on its networks.

The Pentagon did not approve the use of Apple smartphones or tables yet, which numerous media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, speculated  would happen this week.

Pentagon spokesman Air Force Lt. Col. Damien Pickart said the approvals represent “a significant step towards establishing a multi-vendor environment that supports a variety of state-of-the-art devices and operating systems.”