pentagon-smartphonesIt was a couple of days ago when we brought you word that the Pentagon is mulling over the suitability of using both Apple as well as Samsung devices in their hallowed hallways, and here we are with word that the Pentagon has just approved the use of BlackBerry and Samsung devices on their Defense Department networks. The approved devices would be BlackBerry 10 smartphones (did you expect anything less?), BlackBerry PlayBook tablets that run on the Enterprise Service 10 system and Samsung’s Android Knox.

As for those who prefer to jive with Apple, it seems that you will have to wait until later this May for the Pentagon to clear iOS 6-powered devices. According to Pentagon spokesman Lt Col Damien Pickart, he mentioned that “this is a significant step towards establishing a multi-vendor environment that supports a variety of state-of-the-art devices and operating systems.” Of course, having said that, the approval of BlackBerry and Samsung devices does not mean that they will be placing product orders anytime soon, but rather, user groups within the Pentagon are able to pick and choose from a pre-determined lot. Which device do you think would have the most users?

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