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Research In Motion (RIM) today announced that the USA’s Department of Defence has granted approval for the use of BlackBerry 7 smartphones.

Working with U.S. Army and Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) sponsors and partners, BlackBerry 7 smartphones have undergone testing through Army labs leading to a subsequent listing on DISA’s Unified Communications Approved Product List (UCAPL).

“RIM’s unwavering focus on security and RIM’s achievement of key security certifications including FIPS 140-2 validation and Common Criteria EAL4+ accreditation continue to be very important to many of our DoD and enterprise customers,” 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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