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US Department of Defense orders 650,000 iOS devices

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Mar 2013 14:59 User comments (7)

US Department of Defense orders 650,000 iOS devices Following the conclusion of the current sequester, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) will order 650,000 iOS devices from Apple, replacing older BlackBerry phones.
The agency had been testing BlackBerry 10 devices to save on costs, but it appears they were not ready for primetime.

Allegedly, the breakdown will be 210,000 iPhones, 220,000 iPads (including Minis) and 200,000 iPod Touches. Of the devices, "more than half are headed to the battlefield, afloat, and to associated support commands. Most of the rest will stay [at the Pentagon]."

The DoD currently has 470,000 BlackBerry devices in daily use, all of which use the older and outdated BlackBerry 7 operating system.

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7 user comments

121.3.2013 18:07

Hmmm....may not necessarily be true.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2416904,00.asp

The DoD has denied claims of this.


222.3.2013 1:28

Oh, very interesting find, joepet200. Makes me wonder if some Apple investor was busy dropping rumors - lol...

322.3.2013 1:40
jwyoungy
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DOD came out hours ago and said there is no truth to this story. Check your facts fellas

422.3.2013 3:32

It would look really bad if they were buying overpriced devices that don't meet their security requirements while at the same time complaining that their funding increase isn't big enough.

523.3.2013 13:08

Just what we need...the security of our nation dependent on devices that are anything BUT dependable...lmao ;)

623.3.2013 16:24

Originally posted by sternrulez:
Just what we need...the security of our nation dependent on devices that are anything BUT dependable...lmao ;)
you'll get better results just asking the phone to find "Al-Qaeda in Washington DC"....probably more accurate too.

724.3.2013 12:59

Originally posted by DXR88:
Originally posted by sternrulez:
Just what we need...the security of our nation dependent on devices that are anything BUT dependable...lmao ;)
you'll get better results just asking the phone to find "Al-Qaeda in Washington DC"....probably more accurate too.
Not if it's an iPhreeze you won't...you'll end up with a blurry blob that could be either a terrorist or the Good Humor man...lol

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