“Samsung recently won an order for roughly 7,000 smartphones from the U.S. Army and is close to an order for several thousand devices from the U.S. National Security Agency, according to a person familiar with the matter,” Will Connors reports for The Wall Street Journal.
“The Army order is for the company’s Nett Warrior system, which outfits soldiers with a chest-mounted Samsung Note II smartphone to use while on the battlefield,” Connors reports. “While Samsung already had an initial contract to supply devices for the Nett Warrior system, the new order expands the number of Samsung devices in use there. The NSA order would be for the agency’s Fishbowl Project, an initiative it started several years ago to update the devices used by NSA personnel.”
“This momentum could spell trouble for new BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen,” Connors reports. “Shortly after taking the helm at BlackBerry in November, Mr. Chen said he would focus on winning back enterprise customers.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Government Intelligence: A Korean company that has been convicted of infringing a U.S. company’s patents, thereby stealing billions of dollars of business away from said U.S. company, is being rewarded by the U.S. government with U.S. taxpayers’ money.
Concerned U.S. taxpayers should contact their U.S. representatives and ask them why these purchases are occurring.
[Attribution: c4isrnet.com. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Shadowself” for the heads up.]