“Blackberry’s PlayBook electronic tablet has been approved for use in all US federal government agencies, becoming the first tablet to get certified, developer Research in Motion said,” Scott Olson reports for AFP News.
“The Waterloo, Canada-based RIM said its PlayBook, which has an 18-centimeter (seven-inch) high definition screen, received Federal Information Processing Standard certification, which is delivered by the National Institute of Standards and Technology,” Olson reports. “Under the Federal Information Security Management Act, which was passed shortly after the September 11 attacks, all computer tools used by the federal government must meet federal certification standards.”
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Olson reports, “RIM’s most famous product, the Blackberry, is already well-established in the US government. President Barack Obama is a big fan, and uses a version modified to meet his security requirements.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Should the U.S. government and U.S. president be using and therefore tacitly endorsing antiquated and incomplete non-U.S. products especially when such products are obviously inferior to those made by Apple Inc., a U.S. company?
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