The German government adopts the BlackBerry Z10 for its security features
The word on the street is that the German government are giving the BlackBerry Z10 some big loving. The German Chancellor Angela Merkel along with other agencies is reportedly now using the Z10 due to its security features. Although half of staff are thought to be using Samsung Android devices a further 5000 will be rocking the BlackBerry Z10 which is fantastic news for the new handset and operating system.
It's reported that the Düsseldorf Secusmart security specialist and T-Systems have secured the deal via the Procurement Office of the Ministry of the Interior and the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) for all communication for the German government. Clearly BlackBerry has always been renowned for offering the most secure mobile data solution and with the recent launch of BlackBerry 10 it looks like that isn't going to change anytime soon.
In addition to the Secusmart software on board the German Z10's - users will also benefit from BlackBerry Balance which will give them the freedom to still use applications of their choice, such as Facebook and Twitter, but with the I.T. department still having full control over the top secret stuff. This could maybe be the perfect example of how the partition between work and personal apps is utilised with BlackBerry Balance.
With the German government supporting BlackBerry 10 I expect we will see other federal agencies follow suit in the near future. I wonder how many of the Android users will now be getting very jealous of their colleagues with a brand new shiny BlackBerry Z10?