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Pentagon says 'absolutely no new orders have been placed' for BlackBerry phones
Posted: 23-Jan-2014 [Source: The Verge]

[No new orders for BlackBerry came from the Pentegon according to this report.]

Dan Seifert -- "Last week, a press release from the Department of Defense announced the launch of a new mobile network within the agency that will utilize unclassified mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, and other consumer-level electronics."

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"But did the Pentagon really purchase 80,000 new BlackBerry smartphones? The answer is no. The agency is merely using phones that it already had in its possession. The specific wording used in the release reads, "The program currently supports 1,800 unclassified mobile devices including iPad 3 and 4, iPhone 4S and 5, Samsung 10.1 tablets and Samsung S3, and Motorola RAZR devices with participation from the combatant commands, services, and agencies throughout DOD. The program also supports 80,000 BlackBerry phones."

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