US DOD Approved BlackBerry 7 Smartphone

Posted on May 10 2012 - 7:52am by Editorial Staff

Poor results and not able to make investors happy with the launch of BlackBerry 10 prototype does not stop BlackBerry maker Research In Motion to smile a bit as US Department of Defence approved the use of BlackBerry 7 Smartphone. BlackBerry 7 smartphones have undergone successful testing through Army labs leading to a subsequent listing on DISA’s Unified Communications Approved Product List (UCAPL).

“The Army introduced a wide range of new apps and capabilities for their BlackBerry users last year, and these new BlackBerry 7 smartphones will now enable Army users, and all DoD users, to experience an even greater level of performance on new smartphones that include features such as voice activated universal search, Near Field Communications, Augmented Reality, and Social Feeds 2.0 just to name a few,” said Scott Totzke, SVP, BlackBerry Security Group at RIM.

The approval allows all DoD customers to use the following BlackBerry 7 smartphones on DoD networks:

  • BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 (touch screen with keyboard)
  • BlackBerry Torch 9810 (touch screen with slide out keyboard)
  • BlackBerry Torch 9850 and 9860 (full screen touch screen)
  • BlackBerry Curve 9360 (keyboard)

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