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While Microsoft struggles to make Windows Phone 8 a consumer success, a new accreditation might increase its appeal to a different sort of customer. The company announced that the OS has received all nine FIPS 140-2 validation certificates, paving the way for Windows Phone 8 smartphones to be issu...

September 18th 2013 at 9:31am 0 Comments
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The Governments of the USA and Canada have announced that BlackBerry 7 (and 7.1) smartphones are suitable for official use. The units have been granted FIPS 140-2 certification, demonstrating a suitable level of cryptographic security to protect sensitive information. Gear that hasn't been FIPS-ce...

February 1st 2012 at 2:41pm 0 Comments
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The BlackBerry PlayBook may not have exactly won over consumers en masse, but it looks like RIM can now at least put a feather in its cap when it comes to one of its key customer bases: government agencies. The company announced today that the PlayBook is the first tablet to receive the so-called...

July 21st 2011 at 4:48pm 0 Comments