According to the Washington Post, the U.S. Government has no plans to ditch .
Why’s that? Due to RIM’s continued focus on security. An iOS or device can be hacked in a matter of minutes. No BlackBerry smartphone has been hacked to date. The is the only product to have ever been rooted. It isn’t too far from imagination that will do all they can to close up the security holes.
“We appreciate RIM’s focus on security, which is paramount for government use,” said Casey Coleman, the chief information officer at the General Services Administration. The agency has issued some and Android-based phones for staffers, but the vast majority of its 12,000 agency-issued are BlackBerrys.
RIM’s pricing for BlackBerrys are also noted as another reason for continued support. That is, most are cheaper than iOS or some Android devices. However, the U.S. Government hasn’t fully ruled out iOS or Android, as they continue to improve on their security.