In spite of an era that is dominated by iPhone 5s, Galaxy smartphones, and Nexus devices, Research In Motion continues to prove its reliability in terms of security, at least to the Pentagon. The Pentagon, the heart of America’s security and defense, said today that it will continue to use and support BlackBerry phones. This is definitely a good news for the struggling BlackBerry maker, considering that the U.S. military has plans of using other devices such as the iPhone from Apple.
Last week, the U.S. Defense Department asked a couple of companies to submit their own bids for software applications that can monitor and manage security on devices made by Apple and Google. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency has previously announced that it will end its contract with Research In Motion to make way for the iPhone.
Fortunately for RIM, the Pentagon made it clear today by announcing that it will continue to use BlackBerry phones since it has so far met its tough security requirements. For now, RIM can breathe in relief that it still has the favor of the Pentagon. This also means that RIM has to seriously step up in order to keep up with the competition.