BlackBerry remains the device of choice for the US Government
While some companies may be moving away from corporate BlackBerry devices, and RIM has released applications for Android and iOS , the US Government has decided that BlackBerry is still their top choice. RIM's focus has been, and likely always will be having a secure platform in which the users data is extremely safe. While the US Government has allowed some users to go with Android or iOS, they still support 12,000 BlackBerry users, and that is what they prefer.
"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.
Continued support is always a good sign, we know RIM has many new things coming down the line, many of which will continue to spark interest in users. With BlackBerry 10 on the horizon, and the launch of BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 just behind us, we hope more businesses will continue to see the benefits of having BlackBerry devices in the hands of their productive employees.
Source: Washington Post